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In my first post, I had said that one of the things that I would be writing about was failures. Now, I have to admit that even as I wrote that, I didn’t think I would actually write about any of my failures. But today, that is what I am going to do. I am doing this for two reasons; (1) because God is merciful, and (2) maybe it will help you…or me.
I’m sure you know about and have experienced that deal. You know, that one where things are going good. You just got out of Indiana District Men’s Conference (or you had some other wonderful God encounter), everything is cloud nine, and you are feeling great in the Lord. The DEAL is, the enemy doesn’t like that. And he is an expert at knocking you off your feet when you begin to run.
Well, needless to say, I got the raw end of the deal today. To say that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed is an understatement. I woke up downright mad. No reason in particular. I just didn’t feel like ___________. (You can feel free to fill this in with anything).
If you know me at all, you know that I am a list person. I got stuff to do. I have a whole list of stuff to do, and today was no exception. So I drug my weary, whiney self out of bed and started working on the list. Problem was, when you don’t feel like __________. It’s hard to get _______ done. And my attitude went south. I mean, I was nasty.
And at the end of the day, this is what I accomplished: Almost nothing crossed of my list, I was mean to my mother (she is in bed, I have to apologize in the morning), I was mad at other people (people who didn’t even know that I was mad at them and that I didn’t even have a reason to be mad at), I made myself feel like a complete and total loser, and worst of all, the great connection that I had felt with the Lord just yesterday…it was gone.
But I’m so thankful that we can come to Jesus when we fall. Where would I be without His grace? I would be the person I was today. But, Jesus loved me so much that He died so that THAT person does not have to live.
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise” (Micah 7:8)
To anyone that has ever been knocked down, His hand is reaching to help you back up.
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