God Qualifies Us


Yesterday was such a memorable day for my pupils. I watched them go through the trills of the first graduation ceremony of the school, with such passion, joy and energy. The debate, drama, news casting, poems…were breathtaking. The shock on the faces of the parents really, really made my day. It spoke volumes. Satisfaction. Appreciation. Surprise. You could tell that most parents present couldn’t believe their children could do the things they saw them do. Oh, how I enjoyed those surprised looks!

Then came the moment for the awards and prizes. You could almost see the hearts of those children thumping in their chest. The expectations were palpable. The best three in each class were given awards. And the rest went home without. These awards were purely based on performances and nothing else.

When I sat down to relive the moments, I couldn’t help but think how God’s gifts and blessings are not based on our performances. If that were the case, people like me would go home without gifts.

Paul the apostle in Colossians 1:12 tells us that God has qualified us for every good thing. The best things God offers His children.

“Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in Light.” (AMP)

We are not doing things in order to bribe God to put us in His good books. No, we are already standing right in His presence, holy, acceptable, and without anything for which He would even chide us. Christ has qualified us!

This awareness hit my heart with a fresh newness. And my heart erupted in spontaneous worship and praise to this God, Who isn’t dealing with me based on what I can or can’t do. Jesus is my Qualification. His vicarious death and resurrection for me is my pass to enjoining the best things of life. To be free from a performance based mindset is to be free indeed. It’s the secret to enjoying all that God has for you.

It’s my prayer that you will place more value on what Christ has done for you than on what you can or can’t do. In Jesus Name.

A friendly reminder!

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