I once met a man who said that whenever he bought a new car, he would whack it with a hammer. That way, he said, he wouldn’t get upset about the other little dents and scratches that would surely happen.
The apostle Paul was passionate about attaining righteousness (Philippians 3:7-11), but he was honest about his own imperfections (Romans 7:14-20). In today’s verse, he openly accepts that he is like an old beat-up car. But he accepts his dents and dings, even as he drives on for God.
Maybe you would be happier too if you accepted the dents and dings of your own life.
A long time ago a woman came to our church. She wore fancy clothes, volunteered for everything, and worked extremely hard…
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