So Why Do I . . .

You are my gracious, all-knowing, all-wise, all-powerful Master and Savior. So . . .

  • Why do I spend so much time thinking about myself when You are so much more appealing to consider? (Heb. 12:1–4)
  • Why do I hesitate to run headlong into Your plans when I know You know what is best? (Jer. 29:11)
  • Why do I fill my mind with worry when I know You’ve got this, and You don’t need my energy spent there? (Matt. 6:25–30)
  • Why do I retreat when You said, “Go!”? (Matt. 28:18–20)
  • Why do I fight for self when You called me to die to self? (Rom. 12:1–2)
  • Why do I exalt myself when in order to glorify You I must decrease? (John 3:30)

And . . .

  • Why am I so quick to give up when You give grace for endurance? (Col. 1:9–12)
  • Why is my heart so quickly turned to doubt when I’ve seen what You can do? (John 6)
  • Why do I need to re-learn old lessons when You’ve provided such clear instruction? (Ps. 119:11)
  • Why is it easier to pick up the Pharisee’s mantle than to share the grace You’ve given? (Rom. 12:3)

I think it’s because I’m still very much a “work in progress,” but I am so grateful that:

“He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6).

Knowing that one truth brings hope and rest.

Do you have any questions you’re asking God today?

About the Author

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner is the author of Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior and is a frequent guest on Revive Our Hearts radio program, as well as a regular contributor to the blog. Kimberly's passion is Christ and she … read more …

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