Everyone has blown it at one time or another in life. You
are not alone.
Everyone has “fallen down on the job,” “come up short”
or “blown it big time.”
Some may not agree that this is true,
but that’s what the Bible reveals.
“For ALL have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
We’re not condoning
blowing it, we’re condemning bemoaning it when you do. We’re
condemning the little pity party the devil wants you to throw, so he can
show up in his pajamas carrying his overnight bag with no intention of
You are not the
“scum of the Earth” because you have blown it for the first, second or
umpteenth time. You can quickly remedy your fallen
First, you need to know that God is not nearly
as concerned with your falling down as He is with your getting up. No
matter how many times you have fallen.
“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth
up again.” (Proverbs 24:16)
“If we confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:9)
forgiveness does not come without conditions. Even as God has freely
forgiven you, you must now also forgive all others who have wronged
you. When we don’t offer forgiveness, we don’t get forgiveness.
Jesus said …
“…forgive, if ye have ought [anything] against any [person]: that your
Father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” (Mark )
against any person would also include forgiving yourself. People who
refuse to forgive themselves for blowing it have unforgiveness
in their hearts.
Jesus said when we
carry unforgiveness in our hearts, even self-unforgiveness, we do not
qualify for the Father’s forgiveness. Condemnation, self-condemnation
included, is prohibited in Scripture. (Romans 8:1) Unforgiveness and condemnation block the spout where
your help comes out.
I encourage you to
receive God’s forgiveness. If necessary, ask the forgiveness of
others. You must also forgive yourself whether it makes sense to you
or not. Once you have taken these steps, you are now ready to take
the final step in recovering from a fall.
BACK INTO FAITH. It doesn’t make sense to your head that you can
immediately get back into faith after blowing it, but this isn’t about your
head. This is about obedience.
This is about the Bible. The Bible says that you’re just going to
have to trust the Lord and not your own understanding.
“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5,6)
Don’t listen to
your head. Don’t listen to the devil. Don’t listen to anyone
who tells you that you cannot be forgiven immediately. Listen to the
Bible. Trust the Lord. You ran to Him for refuge now let Him protect you and restore you.
“I will say of the
Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Psalm
If you’ve not yet
made Jesus your Savior you can quickly remedy that,
too. Just say, “Jesus, You’re my choice. Be my Savior. Be
my Lord.” (Romans 10:13) Then you’ll qualify for His help.
So I say to you
again, Child of God, if you’ve blown it, don’t bemoan it.
Immediately get back in
Now when you encounter another fallen saint, you’ll know
exactly what to tell them.