And according to the Psalms 51, I was built from birth in the exact opposite of Him. Really, I'm not even close. I’m just not gonna naturally do what Jesus did.
But I wonder what Jesus would do THROUGH me? What am I capable of when I allow Him to work in my life? Peter would not have shown up under normal circumstances in Acts 3 to extend healing to that man at the Gate Beautiful. No way... he’d been on the Sea of Galilee with a fish on the line. He wouldn’t be looking for ways to give God glory; before he met Jesus, he was looking for nets to mend and fights to pick. He would have just as soon stabbed you as debate you! But along the way from Capernaum to Jerusalem, Peter decided he loved Jesus more than anything else he'd encountered before and that made all the difference.