It’s a new year and that means it’s the time of year when people are talking about resolutions. I’m going to eat healthy, join a gym, spend more time with my family, etc. etc. All of these are worthy goals and certainly worth doing but how many of us sit down in December and just decide for ourselves what our goals are? Just sit and make a list of ways we think we should be better when ultimately it doesn’t matter as much what we think we need to work on, what’s more important is what God thinks we need to work on. I think a lot of times we just don’t let God be God, we think we know best. God doesn’t want to just be the Lord of what makes you a good Or healthy person. He wants to be the Lord of everything about you, let Him into that. Let Him into your messes and screw ups, let God into your history of outbursts and addictions, let God be the God of your drive to work and the way you treat the cable guy or that person who is way too slow in a check out line. Let God be your all in all. In other words, let God be the God of your sin and failures not just the God of your Godly life. So, when it comes time make changes it’s Him who is pointing the way. There is a beautiful verse in 2 Corinthians 3.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
We are being transformed, that means we are imperfect, and God is still transforming us. So here is my question, as you make your New Years resolutions. Are you coming before God with an unveiled face, bringing before Him all your mess, all your junk and saying Lord help me? Please, be the Lord of this and help me become more Christlike. Otherwise we are relying on human intellect to deal with spiritual matters. Let God be God of your whole life and that includes your messes.