“I am doing the best I can.” I often hear this statement from people in frustration over the conditions of their lives. The results of decisions, choices and actions are not bringing about good and desirable results.
An expression I grew up hearing, “I am doing the best I know how” gives an insight into the solution. Often we are doing the best we can because we need to grow in our knowledge of the truth. For a follower of Jesus Christ, this is called spiritual growth. The single word we use for it is discipleship.
Becoming a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ means that we actively learn to follow Him. In the great commission, Jesus told His disciples and all who would follow to teach people to obey all that He taught. As followers of Jesus Christ, we do not automatically have the knowledge we need. We must learn from God’s Word. In the context of the church, God has provided teachers gifted in helping people understand truth as presented in the Bible.