I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!” (Psalms 119:8 NLT)
By the time the 2007 NFL football season kicked off, disappointed fans of the New York Giants were ready for a change, especially after losing their first 2 games early on. And then things did change! After going all the way to a Super Bowl championship, people in New York were glad that they didn’t give up on their team, even after years of struggle.
Any time that we fall short of the mark for God, which is usually daily, we are afraid that God might give up on us, moving on to a “better grade” of followers. But God doesn’t and with good reason: He understands your imperfections and knows what you are truly capable of. Where we see failure, God sees the chance to bring growth and strength into your life, as well as the lives you can touch.
Be careful about writing yourself off as a spiritual failure. What happened yesterday, last week, or last year doesn’t matter anymore. Live today with the desire to honor God and do right. If the Enemy would take you back for failing, then how much more will God, who loves you with an infinite love! Let today be different! You are loved!