After seeing a post that Stu shared, it reminded me that I still had this unfinished post in my drafts….just floating around in limbo…So here ya go…😆
There is a very wise Japanese proverb that says, “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
We WILL fall! Make no bones about it. This flesh cannot be counted upon. We will sin at times. When I would do good, evil is present with me.
We WILL make mistakes! Our enemies (flesh, world, devil) will trip us up when we least expect it….BUT……
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”
Micah 7:8 KJV
We WILL get discouraged! And yes, we will be a discouragement to others. It’s a sad fact.
But greater than this truth is an even greater reality….
GOD WILL STILL LOVE US ANYWAY!
In spite of our weaknesses, faults or any kind of failures we will ever have. He keeps on forgiving. And so should we. Strive to walk in His steps.
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32 KJV
Ask for forgiveness when you “FLUB-UP.”
Most people do want to show the same mercy that they have been shown from God. It may take time if the knife cut a little too deep, but it’s nothing a couple of stitches of repentance and setting our pride aside won’t fix!
—Give it time. And Never, Ever give up HOPE or your JOY—
Get back up. Dust the seat of your derrière off. Try and try again.