Try to recall the first time you learned how to ride a bike. For most people, they learned this skill during their childhood. A child rarely learns how to ride a bike in one try. The first time a child tries it, he or she may fall or slip. But that doesn’t stop the child from trying it again. Once he or she has recovered from the pain or embarrassment, the child tries again and eventually learns how to ride independently.
When we let the pain or the shame get the best of us, we will never grow. We will be stuck like a child who does not know how to ride a bike, while all of the other children are having fun and going places.
God wants us to go places and be blessed with success and happiness. But if we keep ourselves focused on our failures, we lose sight of the things that God has for us.
The Bible says in Psalm 37:23-24 :
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.”
As a follower of Christ, your steps are being ordered by the Lord. Trust in Him and keep yourself in the path of righteousness. For even at times when you fall down, the Father will be there to give you a hand. He will lift you up and bring you a brand new start. His grace is sufficient to turn your failure to success.
Pray with me:
Dear Lord, I come before You in faith and hope. I humbly ask You to pour Your grace over my situation. Give me courage, give me strength. Help me rise up every time I fall. Cast out the spirit of failure and let me be mindful of the power and help I have in You. Amen.