By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Suddenly, we are plagued by a sense of unworthiness. We turn inward, thinking,
“I did it again! I haven’t changed at all. I’ll never be Christlike. I still
react like a babe, not a mature Christian. Why haven’t I changed?”
Beloved, the devil wants you to keep worrying over your shortcomings and lack
of growth, thinking the race is impossible, so that you will become discouraged
and drop out.
It is certain that we will stumble at times because the race is going to
continue until our Lord returns. But we must always get on our feet and
continue moving on.
God‘s Word speaks of overcoming: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the
world” (1 John 5:4). “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will
be his God, and he shall be my son” (Revelation 21:7).
To overcome is to “conquer and get the best of all temptations and obstacles.”
What are our obstacles? They are every new reaction in the flesh, every failure
to be Christlike, every uprising of temper, bitterness or agitation.
David wrote, “My sin is ever before me” (Psalm 51:3). This man was exposed
before the whole world as an adulterer and a murderer. He also wrote, “For mine
iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for
me. . . . I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day
long” (Psalm 38:4-6).
What if David had worried and fretted over his failures? He repented
wholeheartedly and therefore he could say, “Thou hast turned for me my mourning
into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness”
The fastest way to get rid of “a sense of unworthiness” is to trust in Christ‘s
forgiveness. And He is ready to forgive at all times: “For thou, Lord, art good,
and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee”
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