…I know a lot of people who have said that in relation to their relationship with Christ. You may know a lot of people who’ve said it as well. I myself am guilty of saying it, usually to justify some behavior that didn’t completely match up with the intentions of my heart when considering my relationship with Christ.
Yes, He does know my heart. But when is that not enough? When does that become an excuse to stay the way we are instead of moving out of our comfort zone to change?
I’ve been thinking about this recently, as I’ve been very frustrated with myself because I haven’t found a church here. At the same time, I haven’t consistently visited churches to make a decision. However, I feel that God knows my heart- he knows what I want in a church and what I need…so shouldn’t that count for something? I don’t feel like it does, because I haven’t put forth the effort required. I believe that God honors our sincerest attempts to “get things right” (whatever that means, whatever that implies), but those attempts won’t work forever. At some point, we have to meet Him halfway- or extend ourselves and grow in these sincere attempts.
Since He does know my heart, I have to acknowledge that He knows my good desires and my not-so-good desires. And that fact alone is enough to evoke change in me, even if I’m not always certain of the best way to go about it.
Just my thoughts…as Steve Harvey would say, “Don’t trip! He ain’t through with me yet!”