When our Lord looked at us, He saw not only what we were—He was faithful in seeing what we could become! by Tozer
My youngest daughter Ruth wrote an interesting editorial called “I’m a Failure But that’s Okay”. She mentions how easy it is to mess up in life, as a result we feel so embarrassed. Those moments can totally paralyze us, and waste precious time. What really matters is not how we see ourselves, or how others sees us, but how God sees us.
Tozer said, “When our Lord looked at us, He saw not only what we were—He was faithful in seeing what we could become!” To illustrate “A young preacher introduced himself to the pastor of a great metropolitan church with the words, ‘I am just the pastor of a small church upcountry.’ ‘Son,’ replied the wise minister, ‘there are no small churches.’ And there are no unknown Christians, no insignificant sons of God. “ This young man saw himself as insignificant, but not God. We grieve our Lord by thinking of ourselves as less than we are in the plan of God. In God’s eyes we are important. When our Lord looked at us, He saw not only what we were—He was faithful in seeing what we could become!
In her blog Deborah Fike wrote, “most of us experience severe disappointments on our journeys. Not only does failure give real meaning to our dreams, it also forces us to prioritize what we really want out of life.” Failures are bad only if we allow them to stop us. God want’s us on the move. He has remarkable dreams for His children, like any father should. We might feel like a failure, but that’s okay because God doesn’t. Because He sees what we could become!”
Want to read my daughter’s editorial! Here’s where you could find it: http://truthjusticeandright.wordpress.com/2013/03/