God is good. Anything that branches off from God will be good. Therefore, if we then belong to God, we should only be capable of doing good works.
Yet, how many times have we found ourselves to fail? Those instances where we crumbled under temptations, giving in to fear, anger, jealousy, or even outright disobedience to God.
Don't get me wrong. Even if you fail a thousand times, it doesn't mean that you are not of Christ. No. It doesn't mean that you are a bad bad christian either. No. Neither does this mean that God is angry or upset with you. No. If at all, what He hates is sin- not you. Because all sins leads to death.
God is a loving Father. He is patient, merciful and loving. He understands what you are going through. He honours that you honour Him. However, by yourself, you are unable to do good works. After all, the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
The only hope we have is in Christ. He died, that we may live again. He died, that we may have heaven on earth. We are saved by Grace, everyday. Every breathe that we take, that we are alive and well- its Grace. Those moments when you receive blessings even though it is undeserving? Thats His Grace.
How much does He love you? Lets just say that even moments when you are faithless, He remains faithful because He cannot deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13).
So, the next time you fall short, just remember who you belong to and look to Christ again. Chains can only be broken through Him.
Romans 8: 1
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.
- Jia Lin Ang