Many times I have heard people who say they feel unworthy to serve God or to even become a Christian because of their past. Maybe they have a colorful sexual past or have dabbled in drugs. Maybe they are even siting in prison because of the harm they brought on another person.
The dramatic scripture of Acts 9 shows us that we should not be so quick to disqualify ourselves.
Everyone has heard of The Chronicles of Narnia, or at least seen the movies. But often unnoticed, is the man behind the story, C.S Lewis. Lewis lived a fascinating life, turning from an atheist to a strong, outspoken Christian. If there is one author I could recommend reading to help you along whatever path you are on, in whatever situation you are in, it would be C.S Lewis. Here are a few great quotes/notes from his work:
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
The Screwtape Letters: C.S Lewis
Mere Christianity: C.S Lewis
The Great Divorce: C.S Lewis
The Problem of Pain: C.S Lewis