Word For Today: False Start-We serve a God of second chances

Word For Today: False Start-We serve a God of second chances
Word For Today: False Start-We serve a God of second chances

One of the things I love to watch is athletics. Am always at the edge of my seat when watching the short races and it amazes me to see men and women who have been preparing for a good part of their life get ready for this one race.

The focus on their faces, the concentration, the perfectly toned bodies all have a story to tell. Then they line up at the starting blocks and you know things are about to get hot especially if it’s the final race.

But sometimes the starting gun goes off twice and you realize someone was too tense and we have a false start. At times you will find an individual who is so focused that they don’t hear the second short and they run almost half the race before they realize it was a false start.

I was thinking about this and how it applies to life for many of us. We start off on the wrong foot but that does not mean you right us off.

We have several examples in the bible:

Exodus 2:14-15 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.” When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well.

Moses was too ambitious and he took matters into his own hands. He tried to liberate his tribesmen using his own strength and ability, leading to a false start that drove him into the wilderness, where he stayed for another 40 years as God was preparing him to do things his way.

He comes back with Gods backing and this time he gets it right. The woman at the well in John chapter 4 is another good example. Five men later and she is still was having a false start, and it would seem that she was doomed to live her life that way.

Many of us would have written her off, but not our savior. Both these individuals had an encounter that changed their lives. They had a face to face encounter with the creator and He was able to re adjust their lives to allow them to start all over again.

Have you had a false start this year? Now that we are almost mid-year are you looking back and you think that all hope is lost? Have people written you off and you in agreement have convinced yourself that you are no good?

I am here to encourage you that all hope is not lost! Having a false start does not mean that you are a failure, it simply means you get to start again but this time wiser.

Just like Moses and the woman at the well, allow the giver of life to minister to your soul and take His words to heart. And don’t be like Moses looking at the shortcomings that you have, but rather believe all God tells you that you can do and in faith go out and try again.

We serve a God of second chances, the fact that you are still alive means you can try again, so try again!

Source-Family TV


Word For Today: False Start-We serve a God of second chances

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