There have been many times in my life that God has graciously brought me to the end of myself. And I am so so so grateful that when I came to the end of myself, there is a Savior waiting right there for me!
Thank God that when I was all-out of me, he was still there for me! When I finally could see how needy I am for the energizing and empowering grace of God, I could finally see how sufficient Jesus is to meet all my needs!
I was all out of strength but thanks be to God Jesus was holding me together!
I was all out of ideas but thanks be to God Jesus was making a way for me.
I was all out of energy but thanks be to God Jesus was making my life abundant.
I was all out of my own cunning but thanks be to God the wisdom of God was at work all around me.
I was all out of my own ego but thanks be to God it was never about me in the first place!
I was all out of resources but thanks be to God I’ve been made a co-heir with Christ, coming into an infinite inheritance in heaven that can never be taken away!
I was all out of my own power but thanks be to God that in my weakness, Jesus was still strong.
I was all out of excuses but thanks be to God that Jesus took the blame for me, bore the infinite wrath of God against the dark evil of my sin, died on that cross, and three days later rose again to make me right with God and give me a new life!
The Apostle Paul cries out so passionately in Romans 7, “Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
So allow me to passionately encourage you in a similar way: it’s only Jesus who can bring you to new levels in your spiritual journey. You have no power to get there on your own.
It’s only when you realize that you’re all-out of you, and you go all-in for Jesus, that you will experience the breakthrough that was waiting for you all along.
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