I was visiting one of the churches in our association recently when the pastor mentioned an old song he identified with. I’m not sure of the name but part of the chorus is “He’s (Jesus is) still working on me” and that could actually be the title, too. Any way, he said that He still was working on him and he was sure glad of that. That is one statement that ought to a hardy “Amen” from us all in my opinion.
In the Epistle to the Philippians we read of the Apostle Paul saying some thing very much the same in chapter three. He writes that though he had yet to achieve perfection he presses onward toward it. What an encouragement to us! To know that a man used so mightily by God for His purposes was still imperfect like we are should give us a boost, so to speak, when we feel the lowest; I know it does me.
As long as we are in this body of flesh we will make mistakes, fall short, sin. But if we will “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14 KJV)” He will keep growing us toward that goal. And someday after while we will hear those sweet words of “welcome in” from our Lord and know it was worth it all.