The common question is what came first, the chicken or the egg.
I lean toward the chicken since God created it, but that’s not the point of this post.
The point? As Christians we have to know what comes first… Jesus or getting our actions right.
A lot of Christians want the egg before they have the chicken.
They want to change their behavior before they allow God to change their heart.
This leads to nothing but frustration and often quitting because it’s impossible to get right.
A lot of Christians want others to do the same… To become perfect before they will “accept” them.
It will NEVER happen.
The key to our Christian life isn’t trying to clean up and become a trophy to sit on the shelf.
A life truly lived for Christ seeks Him first and leaves the behaviors up to him.
A life truly lived for Christ is about fighting to become more about Him and less about self.
You see, I’ve noticed something during my short life…
When I seek Jesus, I become more like Him.
It’s the natural result.
If your frustrated with your actions and are on the verge of giving up or giving in, return to the Father and be changed from the inside out.
Spend time getting to know Him, beg Him to change your heart, and gain a better appreciation for His love and grace.
Don’t try to find the eggs before you have the chicken.
PS: I’m in no way calling Jesus an actual chicken. It’s just a metaphor. :-)