I spoke to a guy the other day who asked for some insight regarding his situation.

He is in full time ministry.  He is very fruitful in what he does.  He honors God and loves his wife and kids.

He asked me for some insight because he was told by some people that he is not fit to be in ministry.  Reason?  Because of his past.

I asked him when it happened.  He said it was way before He met Christ.

I asked him another question, “Are you in sin today?”  His reply was an emphatic “no.”

“Is there anything in your life now that would disqualify you from ministry?”


Unfortunately, we can become more unforgiving than God sometimes.  Where God has shown grace, we tend to underscore the law.

If this were the case, then the apostle Paul himself wouldn’t be qualified because of his track record – a murderer!

Neither would King David – an adulterer.

Neither would be Peter for he betrayed his Master.

Neither would be Abraham for he was a liar.

Neither would be Jacob for he was a cheat and a deceiver.

Neither would I.

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (Gal. 6:14-15)