Romans 5:20 (NASB)
…but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more…
There is more grace than sin available for your life (Romans 5 & 6). Just as God is greater than any sin, His grace is also always more than whatever sin enslaves you. Not that you deliberately choose to sin and abuse His grace, but when we disappointingly fail for the umpteen time, his grace is more than enough for you to try again.
For God’s grace corners the market on do-overs, second chances, and the opportunity to try again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, etc.
When you realize life is a learning process preparing you and I for eternity, do-overs are a part of the process of growth. Like any professional endeavor which requires time and diligent effort to master, so does discipleship.
For example, Peter denied Jesus three times. But after Jesus poured out his grace upon him on the beach after His resurrection, Peter boldly spoke His name wherever he went.
When Saul the Jewish persecutor of Christians was knocked off his high horse when confronted by Jesus, he redirected his life mission to serving Christ rather than fighting him.
During our life journey, we will likewise be knocked down, rugs pulled from under us, lied too, gossiped about, reputation driven through the mud, fired, beaten, misunderstood, put our foot in our mouth, kicked from behind, succumb to our addictions, introduced to new vices, and this is only the start of the list. Through all of this, you can be assured that our heavenly Father still loves you and will continue to pour out His grace upon you.
He has promised He will complete the work He has started in you.
You only have to keep trying again, and again, and again…He will do the rest.
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