One of the things I shared at Bible Study Tuesday night was that God did not change the personalities of His disciples, rather He used them as His instruments. For example, Paul was a logical thinker before conversion, and God used this element when He inspired Paul to write logical trestises like the Epistle to the Romans. John, on the other hand, thought more mystically, and God used this element in his personality to write the Gospel of John.
The Christ-controlled life does not mean that our personality is abolished. Rather Christ expresses Himself through each of us, using our differences and gifts.All that is required of us is that we yield our will to Him when we hear the call. Imagine what would have happened if Peter's denial of Jesus three times would have disqualifed him from receiving the redemptive forgiveness that Jesus extended to him in John Chapter 21, when He told him to "Feed His Sheep and lambs.".Peter would have gone back to fishing! He would have thought that he was a failure, who was not worthy to remain one of the men that Jesus himself handpicked to preach the gospel.
Philosopher Mortimer Adler speaks of those brilliant minds that have been called to sit at the table of what he calls "the great conversation of the human race." Well, guess what? Ninety-nine percent of us will never sit at that table! But we can still hear the "Well done thou good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:31) that is promised to those who discern God's call, accept it, and give their lives to fulfill it..
I hope today's Blog helps you to put your thinking in the right perspective. None of us are really worth, but Christ does His best in and through people who are weak; so that His strength working in us, will bring glory to His name.
Have A Blessed Day and: "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers."