I don't have to be a perfect size six, or a perfect mom, or wife. I don't have to be a faultless teacher or friend. All I have to do is choose to follow, and Jesus promises to do the rest. (Matthew 11:28-30) How cool is that!
And I know His promise is true!
Let's go for the big guns first, shall we? Talk about becoming! Lazarus became alive when Jesus went to work. "43 After Jesus said this he called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”44 The dead man came out. His hands and feet were wrapped with pieces of cloth. He had a handkerchief covering his face. Jesus said to the people, “Take off the cloth and let him go.” (John 11: 43-44 ERV)
Then, there's my personal favorite, the Apostle Peter. If we only read the gospels in the New Testament, we might ask, "Jesus, what were you thinking?'
It probably wasn't an accident that Jesus was talking specifically to Andrew and Peter when He said, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” Jesus surely knew the work He had chosen to take on by choosing Peter. Once again, the power of the Great Physician made a change that still has ramifications today.
Peter didn't become a martyr for the Lord overnight. First, Peter denied him (John 18: 17-27). Shrugging off the cloak of anguish, Peter was one of the first ones to race to the empty tomb (John 20:3-7). He had to face the risen Christ in order to become redeemed (John 21: 15-19).
That's only the beginning of Peter's story. Pentecost showed that he had moved to a higher level in becoming a "fisher of men."
Dear Reader, one of my greatest prayers is for your life journey to be one of becoming. However incredibly wonderful or wicked your life may be, Jesus longs to make you become your best by tapping into His best. Come,let's become the beautiful among the ordinary!