This is why I’m messing things up

“Jesus replied, ‘You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.”  Matthew 22:29.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Matthew 20-22.

Jesus answers an attempt at trickery by the Sadducees with today’s selected verse.

It is surely a verse for me too.

Why am I regularly falling apart spiritually?

Why do I mess up opportunities to reflect Him by reflecting someone else?

Why am I confused over what to do and what not to do?

Why can’t I be an all-seasons’ follower?

So many questions that need answering and here today I find the answers: I misunderstand God’s Word and I have no clue about how awesome God is.

I read the Bible regularly and I am getting more and more comfortable with His Word BUT am I using my knowledge to change my life?  I know it but am I overtaken by it?  Not if I continue to mess things up with such regularity.

How powerful is God to me?  Is He just another person in my life or is He The Person?  Do I name-drop His presence?  Are my thoughts of Him?  Is He in me enough to be noticeable?  Not if I continue to mess things up with such regularity.

How easy to look at others and hope that they will figure things out.  I am the one who needs to “figure” things out.  That “blank” is in my eye!

If I live out God’s Word and function intentionally in His Power, my life would be transformed.  Would I never mess up again?  Not likely but the frequency would lessen considerably.

I am disappointed in me because, as I contemplate Thanksgiving, I am well aware that I have chosen to settle for less than God offers me.  Indeed, I am thankful for what He has given me, but I have failed to appropriate so much more that is available to me.  I have minimized what could be and have lost out on so much.  That needs to change…..NOW.

“Lord, forgive me missing out on You and messing up with You.  I need You running my life.  I cannot continue to stop and start in my relationship to You.  Forgive me for drawing away from You.  I know better.  Help me, Lord, to acclimate myself to what Your written Word wants from me and also help me to intentionally You full control of my life.  To You be the glory!”

Jesus just gave me two important solutions for my spiritual wobbliness.

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