25 JUN

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

Matthew 25:23

 
A young man vowed not to get married until he found the perfect lady. Finally, he found her. But then he discovered she’d vowed not to get married until she found the perfect young man. Last we heard, neither of them are married!
 
If you bury what God’s given you, don’t expect a ‘well done’ when you meet your Maker. Waiting until everything is arranged perfectly can rob us of stepping out and trying stuff.  Maybe you know the parable of the talents; if not you can read it in Matthew 25.  The first two servants who invested what they’d been given got a ‘well done’ from the Master.  But the last servant, who buried his talent… well frankly, he got totally panned: ‘Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways, that you demand the best and make no allowances for error. I was afraid I might disappoint you’ (Matt. 25:24 TM)
This guy didn’t have a balanced or true view of his master – he made him out to be a perfectionist. The task seemed too hard, so he didn’t bother. God is perfect and entirely holy, but He understands you’re not. God will meet you where you’re at, and work with you from there.  Don’t let the fear of failure rob you of your future and what might be.
 
What now?
 
Weighed down with fear or paralysed by a quest for perfection? Ask a friend to pray for you: for freedom from those burdens.

‘Well done, good and faithful servant...’ Matthew 25:23 NIV

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