God’s Chiropractic Alignment Brings About His Best…
I had an awesome experience in worship today. I had the chance to visit 2 churches this morning. In the 2nd service I attended, the message was about “things that are impossible for God”. It was a great teaching and it caused me to think about a number of things in my life.
One major thing had to do with grappling about a mistake I believe I made. It was a mistake where I thought I had good motives, but later on discovered that my motives were not all right and the result was that I got on the wrong track. God worked it all out after a rough season of repentance, confession, and surrender. But that whole process was what caused me to reflect again this morning on a question I’ve asked and been asked before:
“If I take a wrong turn, ask God’s forgiveness, and get in alignment with Him again... am I actually living a '2nd best’ life from now on?"
I think this question has many variants. Fill in the blank: “Because I _______, I can never experience God’s best for my life.”
I’ve personally dealt with this in my life and in the lives of many of my family and people I’ve known in ministry. Over time, I’ve come up with good clarity, which was affirmed again this morning as I was in worship and prayer.
Here is the basic framework of how I see it from God’s perspective:
- God is a God of healing and redemption (Isaiah 53:4-5, Galatians 3:13-14, I Peter 2:24).
- God longs to see His kids be in alignment with Him (Amos 3:3, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 John 4:4).
- My (our) whole life is a “2nd best” from the standpoint of perfection, but God specializes in taking our offerings and transforming them into worthy sacrifices (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 12:1-2, Titus 3:5-7).
I personally believe that when I surrender my life to Jesus Christ, and live my life in obedience to Him, allowing the Holy Spirit to regularly “adjust” me back into alignment, that I am NEVER experiencing a “2nd Best” life; I am experiencing the redemption of my life into HIS BEST, and that is everything I need.
You are not living a “2nd best” life if you are walking in surrender to Him. He is redeeming every part of your life for His glory and honor. You are living His best life now!