April 2nd, 2016
Too often, I forget that I wasn’t born a sanctified Christian. Too often, I forget how deep in the mire and mud I was when God pulled me out. Too often, I forget the amount of time I spent learning about God and how much He loved me before I could give up many of the sins that I thought I could reconcile with His Word. Too often I forget the patience He showed while I argued over trivial things, as well as the patience shown by those He set in my path to oversee my growth. Too often indeed, I forget.
For that reason, too often, we can become impatient and frustrated with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. When we forget how far God has brought us, we easily get upset at those who may not be as mature in their faith. Yet, we must remember. We must remember that our salvation is the result of God’s work and patience (2 Peter 3:9). We must remember the call He has given us to build others up. The sins of others may be real, but our love for them should be as well.
Author: Raul Granillo