Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm Still Here!!


I can't believe it's been two weeks since I have posted! I really need to get back on track with everything. Lately I have lost my "zest" for life. That's not me, I know - but I have allowed my health issues and personal issues get the best of me and get me down in the dumps. I found myself once again depressed, with a lack of energy to do ANYTHING. In so doing, I have gained some of my weight back too. Once again, beating myself up! Do you ever beat yourself up whenever you fail?

“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.” Proverbs 24:16
Did you notice this Scripture does not say “the godly never trips?” It says that he will trip – fall – but notice what it says next; “but they will get up again!” God knows that we will fail once in a while in our earthly bodies, but He has given us the ability to “pick ourselves up and start all over again.” This is why He invites us to “confess our sins(1 John 1:9) because “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” The Lord does not condemn us when we fail. God’s Word tells us, “there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). So the next time I am pulled into the cycle of beating myself up because once again I have failed, I must tell the enemy, Satan, “Get away Liar!” It is Satan who keeps putting failure into our heads – not Christ! Christ tells us to bring the sin/ failure to the cross and wipes the slate clean.
I am so thankful that because of Jesus, no failure is final. Whenever I fall, I will get up in the forgiveness and power of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
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9 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I am so glad to hear from you. Sorry that you have been feeling so down lately. I will pray for you.
Hugs,
Mimi

luvmy4sons said...

So LOVE that picture. Hugs to you sweet sister. Glad to see you around again. So glad that the Holy Spirit gave you a right perspective! If we are in Christ we are free indeed!

lori said...

Oh yes....girl you are preachin to the choir..."Ever beat yourself up?" I have my hand raised high...what a great post you've added here and I'm so blessed you did!

Good luck and peace on the journey!

lori

Karen said...

This picture goes so well with this scripture promise...we all need this reminder....

Jennifer said...

We are so blessed, even if we fall, we can pick ourselves back up! Good thing for that. Hope you are feeling better! :)

Denise said...

I love you precious sis, please take care.

Donetta said...

Love you Darling

Laurie Ann said...

Michele, this was so inspirational to me. I cannot thank you enough for writing this post!

Pat said...

Hello Michelle
Just stopping through and I to battle with a weight problem so I feel your pain & the depression that comes after we trip again & again.I hope you make it to your idea weight lost and keep it off,even though it's a struggle for real.I know we can do this for God is all powerful and can help us with self control issues,Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.