We all have our past, we all have our faults, we all made mistakes, we all messed up one way or the other in the past. For without those shortcomings we wouldn’t be better now. The good news is God turns our mess into a message. He calls the unqualified to be qualified.
We are all heading to the end of the year, the mess must not continue. Adam brought a mess upon us but the second Adam (Jesus) brought a message. Moses was a mess when he murdered the Egyptian but later became a message when God used him to deliver Israel. Abraham was a mess when he was an idol worshiper but he became a message when he obeyed God to leave his father’s house. Rahab the harlot was a mess until her faith brought her deliverance and was counted among the saints. Peter was a mess when he denied Jesus but became a message when he repented and stood for Christ till the end.
Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under the law but under grace”.
Meaning, your mess should not hold you bound. You are no longer under your past but under the dispensation of grace to change your mess into a message of salvation.
Did you mess up your marriage? Start teaching a message of a godly marriage. Did you mess up in your fatherly or motherly responsibilities? Start teaching your children how to live right. Have you killed someone out of hatred? Start preaching love. Were you one of those who perverted justice because you were bribed and the innocent was jailed? Start campaigning against it. Did you lure another man’s wife to marry you or you seduced another woman’s husband to settle down for you? Start a marriage counseling. As a pastor when you started your ministry you couldn’t take away your eyes from those beautiful girls in your choir but sexually assaulted them, start living right and start a message of commitment. What have you done wrong that when you remember it you tend to regret your action. You have a lot of time to clean up the mess and start a new chapter.
When you were involved in your mess God was busy watching and waiting for you to turn it into a message. The message matters to God not the mess.
Your mess makes you unqualified but your message makes you qualified. Think about it.