I Don’t Measure Up

Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day two). But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” vs. 8

Sound familiar?

Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” Isaiah 6:5

Most of my career was spent in the performing arts world. Generally teaching others to love and foster the art of singing. As such artists are always listening to other artists, attending concerts, and finding new ways  to perfect their craft. I have often found myself saying after hearing another group or singer “I have no business in this business!”

When you encounter greatness there is an instant humility in your own life. You are instantly aware of your short-comings and weaknesses. Isaiah and Peter experienced this at the most profound level. A simple word from God and they saw their sin. We shouldn’t be afraid to confront the almighty just because he will expose our inadequacies. We should run to him so that he may fill those places with his sufficiency.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Measure Up”

  1. Comparison will always leave us feeling like we don’t measure up. We, human beings, probably will always fall shorts of God’s expectations in terms of faith, trust and believing in Jesus. Meeting God’s expectations is a spiritual goal. And we all can improve. From my perspective, God cares about improvements as He knows we are not perfect. We should focus more on knowing God, building personal relationship with Him, listening to Him through reading, understanding, and trusting His word so Satan will have no chance to tell us we are not measuring up and will deceive us and pull us away from God.

    I would be concerned if God tells me I am not measured up to His expectations. No one can judge me except God! As my eyes are on Him and my heart is with Him, God will guide and lead me to have an eternal life with Him.

    Life is a constant struggle. So many man-made standards and laws we have to comply in order to be accepted as a good citizen or a good member in our community and society. God may or may not approve these man-made standards and laws. God has His will for us and His standards and expectations for us to have eternity. We just have to focus and make sure that we meet His standards and expectations by doing our own self-assessment as part of our daily spiritual performance review. God will help us make our own assessments and point out our strengths and weaknesses, and help us improve if our minds and hearts are for Him. I am convinced.

    God knows all about us and all we should do is to build good relationship with Him and invite Him to lead and guide so we can do His will and meet His expectations! Only through building a honest, sincere and good relationship with the builder of the universe, our God, on a regular basis that we can learn where we are with our eternity journey, what are our strengths and weaknesses. Similarly, only through building a honest, sincere, and good relationship with our organizational leader or our workplace supervisor on a regular basis that we can learn what and how we can measure up to their earthly performance expectations.

    Relationship matters!! Our minds and hearts matter! There is always space for us to improve to meet God’s expectations! Human beings stumble but with our faith, trust and belief in Jesus Christ, He will help us repent/change, fix whatever we need to fix, and help us move forward.

    Keep loving the lost like Christ did. Good supervisors and leaders care about lost employees like Christ cares about the lost sheep. Keep growing through learning and unlearning in a nonjudgmental mentality. Keep trusting and believing in the Lord. Keep building an honest, sincere and good relationship with those in our surroundings. Relationship matters! Our minds and hearts matter!

    Comparison will fail and disappoint us; focusing “up” to God is the way! Do we all know what God expected of us?

  2. Jesus was a relationship builder! We will never fail if we focus on relationship and on building up others. In the spirit of building up others and to minimize the idea of comparison that can cause division and discriminatory attitudes and behaviors, I like to contribute my organizational story to FBCSA readers!

    I am glad I made a difference and built a strong performance team to achieve organizational mission!

    How I Did: Transforming My Organization
    PHUONG CALLAWAY, PHD, CA | Jun 14, 2014

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