There’s no way I could ever say this loud enough but it’s so true for many of us:
We think that somehow Jesus is depending on us to move and the amount of faith we have before he does something.
For many of us this is how we view following Jesus – instead of seeing him as a loving father who wants a relationship we see Jesus as someone who’s staring at us , watching our moves, measuring our faith and testing us before he’ll do something.
Viewing Jesus like this has the potential to cause some serious damage in our hearts because we’ll put so much weight on ourselves that we were never meant to carry.
Jesus’ grace does not depend on you
Jesus is not measuring what you do, how you feel or how much faith you have. Yes, he wants you to have faith and yes he wants you to believe big and understand how loved you are, but he’s not holding your doubts and concerns against you. It’s not like that at all.
It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. (Romans 9:16)
When we focus on us, we forget the whole point of following Jesus. It’s about what Jesus has already done for us, not what we can do for him. Nothing we could ever do can make Jesus somehow say, “I can’t love them anymore, they are doubting, they messed up last week or they said curse words to their coworker.”
Our doubts, concerns, mistakes and our sin does not outweigh the power of Jesus’ grace for us.
Jesus is with you and he’s for you, he just wants you to depend on him to take care of you. He’s saying to you today that all of this doesn’t depend on you, that’s the good news about grace.
- Where are you putting weight and pressure on yourself to perform for Jesus?
- What doubts and concerns do you have about life right now? What have you done with them
- Have you got alone time with Jesus to lay your burden down upon him?