“Give of your Mess to the Master…”

January 02, 2024

“Give Of Your Mess To The Master…”

Some thoughts to ponder as we start a new year. We sing a song in church titled, “Give of your BEST to the Master” The song encourages Christians to give of their best time, talents, and treasure to God because He is worthy of such honor. As I was thinking about this song and about a mess that I had made in a situation, it occurred to me that not only should we give of our best to the Master but also give Him our mess that we have made.

Our goal should always be to give God our best in every area of our life. But to be honest, we sometimes fall short and wind up making a mess in some situations. Instead of thinking that God will only accept only our best, we must understand that He loves us enough to accept our mess also so that He can help us get out of the mess.

A big problem with making a mess is that we often try to fix it ourselves and thus make the mess worse. God never stops loving us because we have made a mess. Because He loves us so much, He wants to help us through this mess and to guide us to keep us from making this mess bigger and to keep us from making future messes.

Our worrying about a mess never solves the mess. But when we pray about the mess and ask our loving Father to help us with the mess – it gets solved. We do have to be patient as He helps us solve our messes on His timetable. We also must do things HIS WAY, and not our own, to get the mess solved.

Sometimes we may have to do things that we don’t want to do in order to get the mess solved. Remember that you brought the mess to Him and gave it to Him, so you must obey the directions that He gives you to see the mess resolved. The song says to give of your mess to the MASTER. If He is the master then we are the servants who must obey the Master.

God takes great pleasure when we give our best to Him. But He doesn’t reject us or disown us when we confess by bringing our messes to Him. I John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins (messes), He is faithful to forgive us of our sins (messes), and cleanse us of all unrighteousness” (Help us get the messes straightened out)

So “Give of your best and your messes to the Master” because He loves you enough to help you.

In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs

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