So You Messed Up! God Still Loves You!
What do you do when you messed up? You just give it up and leave? Or you try to cover up and pretend that everything is alright? Or you keep on blaming yourself or some body else over and over again and accept that you are not going to put yourself up again and shine? What do you do when you think you really messed up big time? Allow me to share a truth from the word of God today. Many people have this weird view of success, failure or God or a Christian life. Many people think God loves them and want to be with them when everything seems all right or when they think they are in a perfect relationship with God and others. Many think He treats them up right when they do things right. Let me tell you this today, God loves you no matter what. He loves you not because you good or bad. He doesn’t loves you because you do alright or you messed up in life. He loves you no matter what you did or who you are. But this doesn’t mean he wants you to keep on doing the stuff that drags you down from the life that you need to live on. No! He loves you when you don’t feel lovely. He loves you no matter how bad you messed up! Remember, the devil looks back and see how you messed up here and there, but God looks back and see how far you come. He never calculates your progression on your passion. He calculates your progression on the scale of the cross. Because he knows you can’t make it this far by yourself. So, today I want you to know that don’t beat yourself up. Because, when God forgive he forget. “…And will not remember thy sins.”—Isa. 43:25, “I will remember their sin no more.”—Jer. 31:34 and “Their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”—Heb. 8:12. Let me tell you this, this very fact that when God saves me that he forgave me all my sins is keep me alive, live in peace, moves me, stirs me up, you name it. Remember, our God specializes calling the “nobodies” and make them “somebodies.” So, stop blaming yourself for what God has already forgave and forget. In fact, he demonstrate his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NIV)
Now take a moment and think about this, no matter how bad you messed up, He still loves you. He loves you and wants the very best for you. His love is unconditional. Other people may tell you this and that, can’t go any farther or make it happen. But you need to open yourself up to the truth and love of God and put your effort and strength in faith and hope in the Lord to your goals and dreams. Get in the position and stay focused. Look up before you give up. Be in control and trust in God. Sometimes your journey is painful and slow. Sometimes you may “fell of the wagon” and every thing looks so dark and hopeless. But remember what God says it is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed (Deuteronomy 31:8) and He also said When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17). Don’t say it’s over until God says it’s over.
So, if you think today that you are neck-deep in sin, or blame yourself for your situations, or feel trapped and see no way out? JESUS is the way out! He loves you and cares for you. You think you messed up really big time and don’t think God doesn’t forgive you? No! Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
It is good to know that you are responsible for all your actions. It is good you recognize you end up where you are right now because you let all the bad stuff into your life. The fact that you really messed up also is an opportunity to turn back to your feet again, if you accept the forgiveness of God and move on from past. So, today close the door to the past. Stop beating yourself up for what you did in the past. Don’t make your mistakes your memories. Your past may be your worst, but you can make the present your best. Stop keep on regretting when you able to keep on moving. Learn from your past don’t live in the past. Don’t let your past paralyze your future. Don’t let negative thoughts and experiences control your progression. Don’t allow broken dreams and unfulfilled promises stop you from enjoying each day. Don’t allow the spirit of captivity destroy the sense of purpose from your life. You may be broken and bruised in life before but don’t let that to be an excuse to grow and be happy in life. God is a God of new things. A new life, a new beginning, new covenant, new hearts, and new way of doing things. Because he is a God of new things there is always hope and future. There is joy and peace. However, for the new things begin the old has to go away. Dear saint, God is doing a new thing right now. But he wants you to get rid off the old so that the new has begun.
Eyob B Kassa
February 23, 2010