Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NLT
When applying for a job, the screening process often includes a telephone interview to determine if a face-to-face interview is feasible. One of the expected questions, “Why should we hire you?” is utilized to obtain the “right fit” and also provides the applicant with the opportunity to market themselves as the best possible candidate for the position.
This particular question is filled with complexities: It forces one to perform a self-evaluation for professional and personal strengths that are applicable to the responsibilities of the job. Your answers must reflect that you possess the best skill-set, you are teachable, a team player, goal-oriented, possess perseverance, loyalty, and dependability. If an applicant fails this question then the probability of being hired is slim-to-none.
For a moment, let’s stretch our spiritual imaginations. You have submitted your resume to be a Devout Christian based on your spiritual history. During the interview, God explains that although He has delivered you from many self-inflicted situations, you continue to repeat the same behaviors: Disobedience, Mistrust, Wavering faith, Intermittent Prayer and Bible study, and overall you have proven to be very undependable. Nonetheless, instead of turning you down for the position, God says, “You are hired. I need you to repent and you can start immediately.”
Because of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ and God’s grace and mercy, our history has been erased and thrown into the Sea of Forgiveness. We are given another chance over and over again to serve and work for God as a Devout Christian.
Challenge for today: Identify and repent of your spiritual weaknesses.
Verse for today: And because of his glory and Excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 2 Peter 1:4 NLT
Prayer for today: Dear God, Please forgive me for the times that I am inconsistent and undependable. It is my desire to be a faithful and devout Christian. As I begin this new phase in my spiritual journey, help me to never forget your awesome sacrifice along with your grace and mercy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz