We May Stumble & Fall

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The definition of a Christian is One who believes in Christ. Whether you’ve been at your church since you were a child, found a new one, or are a believer who doesn’t have a church home yet, being a Christian is still the same. You believe in the man upstairs.

 As humans, we can try to be as perfect as we can. We make sure we do everything in our power to be perfect. Try to be the best person or image of God we can be. We can volunteer to feed the homeless, agree to take a double shift because of staff shortages or even let someone go in front of us at the grocery store because our cart full of food is no match for their five items.

But what happens when things are not so pleasant? We’ve found ourselves in a position where we’ve been lied on & humiliated in public? We’ve been made to look like we’re the devil himself rather than the decent person we are. At the moment, all we hear and see is that we’re under attack & we go into survival mode. After the smoke has cleared, we realize we let a person make us step outside of our character. Our retaliation cut like a sharp knife.

Does this make us bad people or not Christian-like? No, it doesn’t it means we’re human before anything else. We hurt, cry, and bleed, just like the next person. We’ve worked hard to be the best us we can. The imminent threat caused us to fall short. Let me be the one to tell you there are no perfect people in this world, only sinners getting back up after a fall.

We can’t beat ourselves up over the way we handled things. We must stop replaying it in our minds. Removing ourselves from the situation is the best thing to do, even if it means taking an enormous loss.

The next time you find yourself in a situation like this, remember this verse:

Romans 8:14 ESV For all who are led by the spirit of God are all the children of God. You are a child of God and there’s no one better than Him to fight your battles as he was persecuted himself.

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6 thoughts on “We May Stumble & Fall

  1. I love this Desiree! Favorite lines: trying to be the best image of God we can be; no perfect people just sinners getting up after a fall; and I really like the scripture you used and your statement that followed. Thank you!

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  2. What a beautiful message. We all fall short, but God is incredible in making sure we learn from trials, test and situations. I loved when you said, removing ourselves from the situation is the best thing to do, even if it means taking an enormous loss. I find joy in that observation because we are protected by the most High and nothing is Greater than God!

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  3. Dee! A wonderful message Sis!
    l just was talking about this yesterday and the day before. When you are led by the spirit of God, you can’t go wrong. But if we don’t listen to the spirit, we do make lots of mistakes. And guess what, He’s right there to pick us up and forgive us.. That’s an awesome God we serve! 🙌🏾

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