Think a minute …Have you ever thought to yourself: “I know what I should have done, but I didn’t do it!” How many times have you felt that way? It’s a struggle we all fight—every day! The constant battle between what we know we should do and what we actually do. Between our conscience and how we really live. Why can’t we simply do what we know we should? It’s even what we really want to do in our heart.
Our problem? We have a power shortage in our lives—a shortage of will power. We’re like this couple whom I know. The husband and wife both are marriage counselors, but they’ve now divorced each other! They’ve counseled hundreds of other married couples, yet they themselves cannot work out their own marriage problems. They know all there is to know about a good marriage relationship, but they can’t do it themselves and follow their own advice.
We all know that honesty is the right, best policy. Yet, corruption and dishonesty is everywhere! People know that loving and giving to others is the happiest, best way to live. Yet we still are proud, competitive, jealous, and even hurt the people we want to love. Wives and husbands know that cheating on each other, or their addiction to alcohol is destroying their family. Yet they keep doing it!
So is this just the way we humans are? Will we ever have the will power to do what we know we should? You see, this is why Jesus Christ came: to connect us to the power of God, so we can finally have all the will power we need to live up to our potential and live the way we know we should. Jesus came to forgive us so that we could have a right relationship with our Maker.
Knowledge isn’t your problem; you know what you should do. It’s power that you need! And Jesus has all the power you’ll ever need for whatever you face. His empty grave shouts it loud and clear! He’s got all the power, even over death! And His power is yours—if you’ll ask Him to forgive you and take complete control of every area of your life. Just Think a Minute…