Sometimes our fears, doubts and shame keep us from doing our best. If we don’t think that we can do something, we probably will not be able to do it. We may think that we cannot do much for God. But as Christians, we have been glorified through Jesus’ death on the cross. Our sins have been forgiven, and we have been made right with God. We do not need to hide ourselves from others or from God.
Paul wrote a letter to the Christians in the city of Corinth. He reminded them that their sins were forgiven and that they had freedom to serve God. Paul also explained that non-Christians have a “covering” that keeps them from showing God’s glory. Then in 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul explains how Christians show God’s glory. “And our faces are not covered. We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings more and more glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
If you are a Christian, you can show God’s glory to other people. And you have the freedom to serve God and do your best for Him. Allow God’s Spirit to work in your life and help you be more like Him!