Being away last week I made sure I took the time to listen to the last message in our life changing series The disciplines of disciples online. I am so glad I did! What a story of grace and the power of Jesus grace in our lives. Who knew this journey of uncovering the indestructible life Jesus promised would be so rewarding! Have you ever wondered why so many Christians never bother to pursue these amazing disciplines and the indestructible life? There are probably many reasons but I think one of the big ones is that they have no idea of their importance in God’s plan.
When writing to Timothy Paul wrote the following encouragement. If you keep yourself pure you will be a special utensil for honourable use 2 Timothy 2:21. So many believers don’t see themselves as a special part of God’s plan so they don’t bother pursuing God’s best. How you view yourself is directly related to what you will and will not do. Jesus desire for us is always to rise to a higher standard than public opinion. Sometimes we wonder why God isn’t using us the way we think He should not realising that He is waiting for us to pursue a higher way of living; His way. When we only focus on ourselves, we see no use in pursuing purity as encouraged by Paul. When we see ourselves as a potential life changing resource to our friends, family and work colleagues all of a sudden we have the motivation to live the life Jesus called us to. If you are struggling with purity maybe it’s time to change how you view yourself. Maybe it’s time to see what God see’s; a special individual designed for honourable use in his kingdom. That’s God’s heart for us all.