Starting and failing, does anyone have a problem with that like I do?
I have the best of intentions to get up early every morning and spend an hour with God before I start my day.
I have a perfect plan for my healthy eating to start and stay on track.
I have prepared my mat for pilates in the morning to stretch my body and clear my mind.
I have scheduled time in the late afternoon to get my cardio in before sunset.
I have bought the book and signed on the dotted line to begin that new bible study.
I have visited the bookstore (yes, an actual brick and mortar store) and paid for the book to read that will provide me with mental stimulation while I relax.
The list goes on and on, and repeats itself over and over as I START AND FAIL AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Is it time to throw in the towel? Do I need to wake up and smell the coffee? Am I destined to defeat? NO, NO, and absolutely NOT!
“NO, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.“
Romans 8:37 NIV
In the NLT it says it this way;
“NO, despite all these things, OVERWHELMING VICTORY is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
Now that is something I want to grab hold of! Overwhelming victory is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord. Then why do I start and fail over and over again?
The why is in the I! Every statement of attempt at a new start above, I began with I!
I have prepared, I have bought, I have visited…..I, I, I!
On my own, I can not accomplish it. The victory is mine through Christ Jesus who loves me. He loves me so much that He died for me! Through His death I have the VICTORY!
Just take a look at the passages from Romans 8 that come right before verse 37.
Is there ANYTHING that can separate us from God’s Love? What if we have trouble, distress, disaster, disillusionment, discouragement or DEFEAT? Defeat that causes us to start again and again!
“NO, despite all these things overwhelming VICTORY is ours through Christ Jesus who loved us.” Romans 8:37
VICTORY IS OURS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD NO MATTER WHAT!
True failure is in giving up and not trying. No matter how many times you have to “Start,” He is right there with you encouraging you to victory! Turn your “I” into a “He” and see the victories add up!
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