“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined” (Titus 1:7-8).
Take a look at this list; it is not about doing this or that, but about the character of one who is a child of God. Too many think Christianity is a get-out-of-hell religion. It is about becoming a child of the Heavenly Father. You have been called to see your character changed such that the latter part of this list does describe you. Seek to be one who is above reproach in the eyes of “our Father.”
Lord, You know where I need to go to work. You know my weaknesses. Let us begin with those places where I know them too. Help me to be on the path You know I need to be on. Guide me into the life that is mine in You. Help me to overcome the obstacles of this age in order to humbly walk in Your presence into eternity. In You Lord is all hope and an eternal future. Please lead me there.
Lord Jesus, You have paved the way with grace so that I may live in the hope of becoming a child of the Father. I know there is much that needs to be done. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go. Guide me today into those things which will change my character to be in conformity with all that is needed. Remove from me the sin which is in me and replace it with godliness. Amen.