Is Your Brain Failing You?
Are we talking about going senile? Dementia? Alzheimer’s disease? Or just simply getting so busy that you forget what your spouse told you to pick up at the store?
None of the above.
What happens when your mind fails to lead you in the right direction? What are you going to do on those days that your brain tells you a couple of lies that starts with, “You are alone” and ends with “You are not good enough for God?”
I don’t need to convince you that your brain is not 100% reliable. You already though that without my help. If it makes you feel better, you are not the only one with this problem. Shortly after Jesus’ resurrection, Paul addressed this false idea of separation in his letter to the church:
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Col 1:21-22 KJV
At times, your mind is going to tell you that your failures are keeping you from being close to God. It’s just in your head. He sees you as faultless.
His redemption is greater than a fleeting thought of unworthiness. The work of Jesus was enough to overcome your thoughts and memories of your failures. His choice is to hang out with you in spite of your brain.
The memories of your failure help you maintain a sense of separation.Your works, your failures, your shortcomings are all smoke screens that keep you from seeing yourself as complete and perfect like He does. Blameless, holy, and irreproachable.
Of these words, Kenneth Wuest says in his word studies;
“To present” is paristēmi, “to place beside or near, to present, to proffer.” In Rom_12:2 it is used of presenting our bodies as a sacrifice. “Holy” is hagios. The fundamental idea in this word is separation to God and from worldly defilement. “Unblamable” is amōmos, “without blemish,” like an O.T. animal sacrifice free from defects, without blemish. “Unreprovable” is anegklētos, “not only free from the blemish but from the charge of it” (Vincent).
God sees you near Him, free from blame, and free from blemish. No Defects. Don’t let your mind tell you any different.
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