When I have loved myself more than others, treated His children partially, followed my emotions instead of trusting His Word, and left Wisdom for the foolishness of this world, I stop and wonder . . .
I wonder why a Father who knows my heart and all its selfishness and pride to a depth that I don't even comprehend would give me the responsibility of representing Perfection to a world that has seen enough counterfeits. Why consider me a useful instrument in His hands when I have so often done the opposite of His bidding? I'm humbled at His answer.
“And the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.” Ezekiel 36:23
Not because His character is already perfected in me will the heathen believe, but because they are seeing His character being perfected in me as the same hands that want to remake their lives are transforming mine.