This morning I was reading in 1 Corinthians and I came across this:
“So look at us as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of explaining God’s mysteries. Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-4 NLT
Even if we think we are doing well (or bad for that matter!), we cannot know our own hearts which are deceitful above all things (Jer. 17:9), so it is better by far to leave judgment of our own condition in God’s capable hands…He knows the beginning from the end and the hidden counsel of our hearts.
This is actually very good news for those of us who have a hard time keeping a healthy self-image and perspective. It means that no matter how you see yourself, God sees you as His child, saved and set free from the burden of self condemnation by the death and resurrection of Jesus!
Be blessed today and walk in the joy of freedom!