How often do we make decisions when we are exhausted or drained that we later wish we had not? It’s a trap that many people fall into, and it IS a trap. Many of us do not stay aware of our physical, emotional and spiritual state. We drain each of those tanks and try to function effectively while running on fumes. It ends up as a #FAIL on our part, but there is hope! All through the bible, people fell and God raised them up.
Adam fell, and God raised him up (Genesis 2:21 – 3:24).
Jacob fell, and God raised him up (Genesis 32:22-32).
Moses fell, and God raised him up (Exodus 2:11-12; Genesis 13:21).
David fell, and God raised him up (2 Samuel 11:4, 15; 12:13-25).
The fact is there is no distance that you can fall that God can’t raise you up.
Forgive Others? Forgive YOURSELF
Stop holding animosity towards yourself. The bible says to forgive others 490 times a day. Likewise, we need to forgive ourselves just as often. Holding a grudge against ourselves for past decisions affects us emotionally. Emotional issues take a toll on us physically which then affects us spiritually. Think about it, how often are we so tired at the end of the day that we consider NOT going to church during the midweek service? Our spirit WANTS to go, but our physical body is saying let’s not.
It’s Not Over!
We make decisions when we are running on fumes. We believe the lie that it’s unforgivable, or we can’t bounce back from this decision. We hold it against ourselves, and it affects us emotionally, physically and spiritually. We are in our way. Let’s get out of our way, get out of God’s way, accept his forgiveness, forgive ourselves and move forward in his plan for our life! It’s a day-by-day process. Are you ready to do this?