August 9, 2017

Far From The Mark


My scripture flip calendar convicted me today as I read the daily verse, a powerful verse in 2 Corinthians. 

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

I paused with the flip calendar still in my hand meditating on the words of this single verse and thought about the work God does to transform me to the image of His Son Jesus.

Oh, I want to be transformed, I want to be more like Jesus.

There are days I can attest to the fact this work is genuinely underway and I know God is working on me and progress is being made on my part.

But today when I read that verse, all I could think was I am so far from the mark of where I should be.

I continue to stumble in areas where I know better, or should know better by now. 

I am re-learning lessons long learned but I regress.

Will I ever keep my tongue under guard as I should?

Why can’t my propensity to form quick and erroneous assumptions just stop?

When will my heart naturally overflow with love to everyone? Yes, even the ones we find hard to love…

I had to stop making this mental list of all my shortcomings and remind myself hope is not lost. God is working on me. That does not mean I will not have battles and struggles, but it does mean that if I offer myself to Him to actively work in my life, I will be changed. I will be transformed from glory to glory. 

Romans 12:1-2  
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.   And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.