I shared with our students Wednesday night from Romans 7:15-25. As I was reading those verses I realized how human Paul was and how much him and I are really alike. Paul struggled with his sinfulness as much as anyone even after he gave his life to Christ. So I asked myself,

“Why do you think people (and myself) beat themselves up when they fail whether it big or small?”

I have been thinking about this all week. I don’t really have a great answer. Paul was human and struggled with sin. Did Paul beat himself up over it? Possibly so. It’s a sobering thought…but it reinforces the fact that God uses imperfect people to accomplish great things for him. I am glad God chooses to use imperfect people. I feel right at home with Paul.