An amazing truth to apply in every single area of our lives: Christ cannot fail.
Every single time we try to do anything out of our own strength – out of our own flesh and selfish nature – we do it in vain.
‘Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? ‘ – Galatians 3:2-3
Do we think that what God has started in us through his Holy Spirit (indeed we’ve been born again into and through the Holy Spirit), would be improved, strengthened, or magnified through our own doing?
Have we learned what it means to live by the Spirit?
In the words of the late author Andrew Murray:
“I have often been asked by young Christians: “Why is it that I fail so? I did so solemnly vow with my whole heart, and did desire to serve God; why have I failed?”
To such I always give the one answer: “My dear friend, you are trying to do in your own strength what Christ alone can do in you.”
And when they tell me: “I am sure I knew Christ alone could do it, I was not trusting in myself,” my answer always is: “You were trusting in yourself or you could not have failed. If you had trusted Christ, He could not fail.” “ – Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender and Other Addresses
Walk in the Spirit, and not in the flesh. Trust Christ in all areas of your life. Christ cannot fail. Christ won’t fail your marriage, your job, your finances, your ministry, your friendships, your struggles, or your burdens. Trust Christ. What’s impossible with man, is possible with God. He cannot fail!
Oh Jesus help me to walk by your Spirit! Help me to surrender every selfish desire in my life – every second of every minute of every day, and to learn how to trust you in every decision and circumstance! Build my faith as I rely on your promise that you cannot fail! Your unfailing love is amazing.