Today I will not blame God for my faults: not my doubts, fears, and lack of faith, power or perceived resources. I will not measure myself by perceptions of my limited personal capacity but by the promises of God. Nor will I impute a harshness to God’s character and blame it for my own failure to use my gifts for His glory.
I will ask myself these penetrating questions:
Do you complain to God about your own insufficient power and about how other people let you down?
Will you be a wicked servant who raises petty objections to try and justify yourself to your Lord?
Or will you invest your God-given spiritual talents and be the best you can be by the power of the Spirit?
(Above from A Daily Companion To My Utmost For His Highest, April 20)
Let us take this advice from Oswald Chambers:
“Never let the limitation of natural ability come in.” Measure yourself “by the promises of God.”
My Utmost For His Highest, April 20
“Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground.”
Today I will not approach God’s altar with lame excuses but with the power of the Spirit.