“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
You cannot improve on the self that’s never at peace. You cannot improve on the self who’s always concerned of what others would think. You cannot improve on the self that’s so afraid to fail. You cannot improve on the self that fears.You should not seek improvement on something that is decaying. You should not seek improvement with the intent of becoming pleasing or acceptable to God. You will never get there. It would be like trying to build on a wobbly foundation.
But on the self that’s new in Christ, my friends, you are free to go and build. And nothing can stop the hands of the One who raised Jesus from the dead. The self that seeks understanding before drawing conclusion, you can improve on. The self that’s no longer a slave to fear, you can build upon. The self that’s just as content with and without, you can build upon.
That new self is the cake. And no matter what you build upon it will always be seen as the icing on the cake. Build love, build peace, build joy, build kindness, build mercy, build light, build patience, build hope upon it, and many will always find a haven at such building. Many will always find heaven at such edifice. Freely build upon the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! ” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Whatever your dream is, go and build on the solid foundation to the glory of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We’re no longer in the dark age where you just “take and believe to be true” whatever’s handed to you. We’re now in the age of “take it, test it, put your whole weight on it and see if it stands.”
If it doesn’t stand the tests of man, how will it ever stand the test of God? Nothing can stand against the truth that rises out of the love of God. Nothing can stand against what Christ has built.
We come to know that we’re not just acceptable to God, but accepted by God when He came down and lived among us in a body like mine and yours.
You should not improve on the basis of trying to measure up. Instead, you should improve simply because, by the grace of God in Christ Jesus, you are free to do so. Free to go and express the joy and peace and love of his glory.
Go forth and live abundantly in the name and the person of Jesus Christ.