“God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.” Psalm 18.20
For a long time, my number one “to-do” item was overcoming weakness and failures in my personality. I struggled with this list, I developed action statements to deal with it, and I used every tool I could find.
What was the outcome? The size of my weakness and failures list grew even larger.
I puzzled as I continued looking at David’s life. Here is a man who failed frequently, had significant human weaknesses, and never stayed on the narrow path. Is there a flaw in my premise? When is a person on a God quest? What are the measurements of success? How can one know they focused in the right way?
Is the measure of success the anger of others around them? Is the focus dependent on wearing certain clothes, eating certain foods, or saying certain words? Do other people’s opinions matter? In sequence: no and yes, no and yes, no and yes.
Confused? So am I. If the yes and no is correct then I can never lose control on my efforts to discipline my own behavior.
WRONG! This is the discovery and lesson of last Sunday.
Yes, if I focus on God evil will act aggressively to fight me at every turn. Yes my actions relate to my God focus. Yes God will give me comments through others. BUT…
The model was always in David’s life. I could not understand God’s model for me because I needed to experience David’s experience before seeing the full picture.
My purpose in trying to describe this model is that you will pursue the experience post haste!
David never focused on avoiding weaknesses or failures. David always focused on God.
David never worried about what was going to happen to him because of evil decisions. David focused on confessing the reality of his actions to God.
David never held the guilt of his past. David focused on God and His unconditionally acceptance.
David’s passion was God. Me to!