Have you ever found yourself in a place where you do something or say something or find yourself in a position where you become so disappointed in yourself? I realize how easy it is for us to become hard on ourselves and become discouraged whenever we fall short in our behavior.
See this: Philippians 1: 6 (NLT) “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”
The above verse is meant to comfort us and show us that God’s work in us will not be completed until Jesus Christ returns. While we are here on earth, we remain human and we are subject to human failings.
It’s actually a form of pride when we stumble and beat ourselves up so much over it because we believe we are so righteous and can’t imagine ourselves in such compromising position. Hey! Where is the Grace of God?
I’m not saying we should feel good when we do something wrong. There is something the bible calls “Godly Sorrow” and that’s the kind of sorrow that understands our human imperfection and the place of the grace of God.
Corinthians 7:10 (NLT)
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
Worldly sorrow is what leads to pride and what i call a “spirituality complex”. It’s the attitude that stops us from asking God for help and relying on him to help.
Don’t go about your life thinking God is waiting for you to make mistakes so he can cut you off.
John 6: (NLT)
And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.
It is the will of God to keep you and God never loses anything he has decided to keep. The devil cannot snatch you from God’s hand either.
Isaiah 43:13 (NLT)
“From eternity to eternity I am God.
No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.
No one can undo what I have done.”
Relax Ok? God is still working in you. You will make mistakes, you will stumnble and when you fall, decide to get up, dust yourself off, receive God’s grace and forgiveness and let him continue to do his work.