“ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15 NIV)
There is no perfect person. When referring to perfection, it requires severe training to achieve that. For a man to get to that point in his life when he is able to resist sinning then he’d gone through lots of hot stages. Even Apostle Paul, in this verse, explained his limitation. He was very committed to God and His law, and was known for his strictness. However there were times when Apostle Paul, himself, fought the fight against flesh.
We can confess being Christians. We can preach the gospel from dawn to dusk. We can fast non-stop. We can pray without end. However the times will come when we will be limited against our wishes, when we will find it so hard to resist temptation, when we will discover that our old selves are resurfacing and letting us commit sins against our intentions.
Just like Apostle Paul, we will never come to understand why we did what we did, why we acted that way, why we cursed, why we fought, why we quarreled, why we kept grudges, why we go back to purchasing that packet of cigarette and smoked, why we got drunk and slept in our vomits, why we cheated, why we stole, why we became promiscuous, why we did this, and why we did that…why…and so the lists go on.
If we keep on searching in our heads to find out why we did those this, believe me, we will never get the time to communicate with God. The only solution to keep us remaining strong in serving God is to ask for His Grace. Without the divine Grace we are helpless.
The Grace saves us. The Grace delivers us. The Grace prevents us. The Grace speaks for us. The Grace defends us. The Grace promotes us. The Grace lifts us. The Grace comforts us. The Grace encourages us. The Grace carries us. The Grace…Hallelujah! What a privilege that God gives us His Grace, freely!
So when you are about to be tempted, or on the verge of sinning, or committing any atrocities, call on the Grace of God. When you are in a difficult situation and you need help. Don’t forget the loving Grace of God. It’s all you need.