Fear of failure, it keeps us firmly planted in the bleachers, shackled and quivering. It keeps us down and out sure that we are worthless no good wrecks. Our past raises its ugly head and shouts at us to sit down, that we are too broken, we’ve made too many bad choices, too many mistakes to ever be worth anything.
Truth is, we are all going to and have made bad decisions. We’ve raced ahead instead of seeking His will. We’ve fallen and stumbled, slipped and slid like it’s our first-time ice skating. The question is how are we going to recover. Are we going to claim that grace and let it bridge the gap? Or are we going to let the Devil knock us down on our booties and stay down?
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Thank God, He doesn’t see us through the lens of our past, our history- but through the lens of your heart. Our sin separates us from God, but His grace a gift completely underserved washes in like the tide of the ocean and bridges the insurmountable gap.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ESV
Grace is free to us, but costly to God, while we were still sinners Christ died for us so that our failure to be like Christ will never be final.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NIV
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When we accept that gift, we want to do anything and everything to please Him. It makes us turn away from sin and seeking to only please ourselves. It pulls us like a magnet to His heart, and He takes our sin, our brokenness our ugly filth as far the east is from the west. He will turn your broken nightmare into a beautiful story.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Psalms 40:2-3 ESV
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