For the record, I will fail others again. I will fail you. As God so clearly reminded me, it’s a human thing.
That doesn’t excuse my failure. That doesn’t mean I don’t need to grow. Of course, I do, and by God’s grace and in His power, I will continue to mature.
But you know how we grow?
We confess our sins and inadequacies and weaknesses…
Then we walk in forgiveness.
And we learn and grow.
It’s a human thing.
It’s a God thing.
It’s our ever-present reality on this side of eternity.
And it’s OK.
God will find you in your wilderness because He’s not done with you yet.
Brothers and sisters, I am not all that I want or hope to be. Not yet.
But this much I have figured out:
I must let go of my past failures and press on toward all that God has for me.
I must choose to forget what is behind (because I can’t undo the past and I am forgiven)
and then strain toward what is ahead as I press on to the finish line.
Philippians 3:13-14 (Bubna Paraphrase)
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