Get Back Up!

                                                                      

Get Back Up!

Maybe you have been knocked down or life has thrown you an unexpected curve.  It could be marriage problems, sickness, or a financial disaster. It may have knocked the breath out of you. The bottom line is: that wasn’t a stopping point but a new starting point. Whatever you are going through, it’s just a season. It’s your season to go through it! What you call failure, God may call a window of opportunity for learning. You may have been given a new opportunity and a new open door.  Sometimes your greatest failure brings you to your greatest victory. Refuse to lay there and die but get up and go on!

In John 21, Peter decides to quit and then goes fishing because he feels there is nothing left for him after betraying Christ.  Peter is confused and guilty and he could still hear the echo of the roster crow and couldn’t forgive himself. Why did he choose fishing? Maybe it because it’s where he met Jesus. Go back to the altar! Go back to the Father’s House! Sometimes when you have fallen, it’s good to go back to where it all began. Jesus comes to Peter and offers him another starting point, a second chance. Failure doesn’t have to be a hitching post but it can be a guide post!

You’re not a failure not because you fall but only if you don’t get back up.  If you get up just once more than you fall then you’re a success! Refuse to let your dilemma become your demise! Renew your commitment! No matter what you have done, God can still restore and use you. Jesus will set you on a new course! It doesn’t matter how bad things look, God is still on the throne and he can do anything if you will just believe. Make the choice that you will not go down but will continue to move forward!