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Permalink 10:23:47 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 232 words   English (US)

In Constant Touch With My Limitations ...

A lady at the Grace Life Conference through "Shepherd's Call" last night admitted to a failed commitment. It was right there, glued to her Bible so she read it aloud. It was something about bringing the Gospel to those in other far away places ... like Africa, and that she would be committed to become a missionary with all that she could muster from her heart and soul , or something like that.

She signed it years ago. She isn't overseas. She blew that commitment.
AND so have I ... dozens of times

I just wish I had thought to glue one of my commitments to my Bible, so that I could carry around a written reminder of how "all that I could muster" never amounted to much. But, the reminders remain, just not in written form.

If you have made one of those Christian commitments and kept it, then you can always hold that over my head. I've never kept it. I'm just not able.

I'm not a "promise keeper" and I never will be. I'm so defeated by my own weakness that I'm no longer a "promise maker" either.

It was 18.5 years ago when I burned out on religion, and I first admitted: "I can't"
To that God told me this: "What took you so long to admit it?"

He never said that we could, for apart from Him we can do nothing.

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Comment from: Steve [Visitor] ·
The important thing for me Trent is to always remember that becasue we can't...HE did.
Permalink 09/25/06 @ 12:05
Comment from: Kansas Bob [Visitor] ·
I absolutly love this ...

"What took you so long to admit it?"

... sound like something God would say :)

-- still having issues commenting ... doesn't seem to like my blog URL
Permalink 09/25/06 @ 18:17
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·

I agree.

One of my favorite authors, Major Ian Thomas, wrote something similar:
"You can't, but He never said that you could. He can, and He always said that He would."

Ripening still,
Permalink 09/26/06 @ 09:19
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·
Kansas Bob,

Sorry bout that!
I fixed the "spam protection" so that it does not protect from the "blogspot" URL. Now it works, and I added your blog address to your message for you.

Permalink 09/26/06 @ 09:28

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