Friday, February 22, 2008

Grace To Begin Again

by Donna L. Watkins

© 2007 Donna L. Watkins - Moth on Salvia
Life is all about overcoming and it's only done well by doing it with God's grace. You conquer one mountain of problems and not much longer you're looking at a higher one to climb. We all stumble and fall and sit down and cry a bit and that's okay because we are human and God knows our weaknesses. As a Good and Perfect Father, He wants us to overcome them and so He's willing to give us grace to overcome every mountain if we choose to walk in it.

Don't let anybody or anything get you low enough not to want to climb. You are unique and you are an important part of this earth in this time in history in this season. Sit down and rest, but don't sit it out.

Einstein's schoolteachers described him as, "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in his foolish dreams." That didn't change his destiny. Beethoven was totally deaf by the age of 46 but he didn't stop creating. Five of his greatest symphonies were written when he couldn't hear a note.

Remember Peter denied Christ three times but took God's mercy and grace and overcame the past and moved on. Elijah ran from Jezebel into the desert afraid and depressed, asking God to take his life, but he was refreshed and restored. If Satan is dragging up your past, it's because he hasn't anything new to attack you with. Your past is passed. Learn the lessons from it that you can grab and live in each today.

Hudson Taylor said, "Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, thus they attempt very little and they always fail. The real giants have all been weak people who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and His presence to be with them."

The devil will do whatever he can to keep you from your destiny. His battle is always about your future which is why he tries to keep you in your past. Your future is worth fighting for. Don't worry over the times you failed, take God's hand, get up and try again. You can shout, "In all these things we are more than conquerers." (Romans 8:37).

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