Before God plucked us out of the fire – we lived our lives selfishly, arrogantly, boastfully and pridefully. Oblivious to the fact that God’s purpose for creating us wasn’t for us, but for Him. We thought we knew every possible way out. We handled our lives as if we owned it, as if we bought it. As if we were the ones who made it.
Even after we became Christians. Admit it or not, you know that there are still times when we think we own our lives. There are times when we do something out of the whim of our emotions without even consulting God and His will. All in or none at all, we’d say. Which is biblical by the way, considering Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart” but, take the whole verse and this follows: “as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
How many times do we fail the Lord because we want to please others, and not Him? How many times have we been tempted to compromise our faith for the sake of being liked? How many times do we have to be reminded that working for the Lord and working for the World, cannot go together?
And how many times will God have to remind us of the truth that says “If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15) for us to realize that we are to hate ourselves?
The answer is daily. God renews our minds and keep our souls on the run in our pursuit of Him everyday in the same way that we never fail to fail him everyday.
God is so gracious it’s no longer fair.
But if undo buttons were made to work in real life, I don’t think I’d consider repentance important, nor would anyone. If undo buttons were made in real life, no one would learn from their mistakes. See, mistakes are allowed by God because He wants to be glorified through us in our weaknesses and shortcomings. Because He doesn’t want us to be confident in ourselves but in Him only. Because in this world full of momentary pleasures, He is constant.
And He will remain constant because He is God.