Getting Back Up
It’s the end of March. By this time, many of us have put aside New Year’s resolutions and are looking forward to the summer. All of us, at one time or another, have started off so determined to do something and then let it fall by the wayside. It happens. However, our relationship with Christ can’t afford to be put aside…at any point in time. Christ is not an occasion, a trend, or a hobby. He is the way, the truth, and the life.
If you’ve gotten off track or even completely sat down and crossed your legs during your walk with Christ, this is your invitation to get back up. Make distractions your servant and the enemy your footstool. With God’s help, you can endure to the end. Matthew 24:12-13,
“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
Sometimes the most difficult thing to do in this walk with Christ is to push through when we feel we have let God down. As believers we can get so caught up in life that we may get side swiped and fall prey to the little foxes. We overlook the fact that we have a gift that we can never return…salvation!
Personally, I have to admit that my flame has dimmed over the course of the past few months and I had even felt that I reached a point of hopelessness. Life had me in such a whirlwind that I forgot the proclamations that God gave me for my life. I forgot to work in His strength. I forgot to declare victory when my faith began to slip. I forgot to get back up.
However, one thing I LOVE about this relationship with the Father is that I am His no matter what my mind tries to tell me. I am His regardless of my thoughtless actions, and I am His even when I try to run from His will.
When we belong to HIM there is no giving up or staying down. He cares for us as parents care for their beloved children. Even as children try to rebel, so do we as children of God, but He will correct us and then will restore the time we have wasted.
Christ reminds me so many times of His promises for my life so I am here to remind you, sis. The bible says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” -1 John 1:9. Don’t allow the enemy to still your purpose or your joy in Him. If you have fallen or may have strayed, simply repent whole-heartedly, get back up and continue to run after Christ’s heart!