It is wonderful to see how the Gifts and Talents with which The Lord has Blessed us allow us to develop our daily tasks with Love.
The key lies in strengthening our security and having determination in what we are doing.
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” Micah 7:18
When we become truly aware that we are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world, we can begin to recognize our faults and come to the conclusion that we will all, at some point in our lives, need a second chance to get it right.
That new chance can always be found in The Lord since His Compassion and Mercy are Eternal.
In order to fulfill the purposes that God has established in our lives, we must be prepared to make mistakes as many times as necessary and try again in the name of the Glory of Jesus.
The key is not to give up, how can we give up if we count on the Grace and Strength of our Savior?
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:19
Everyone who walks with The Lord knows that we are His creation of Love. Each day we pass through is a marvelous blessing that the highest gives us.
That is why it is important to realize that in every hour, in every minute and in every second, the hand of the Messiah works in us for good.
Therefore, in the face of failures and disappointments, we must open our hearts to allow the Light of Christ to propel and inspire us to get back on our feet, facing the challenges of life in a renewed way, more self-confident, wiser and more committed to the Word of God. But, just as we receive with rejoicing the vital breath of our Shepherd, on the earthly plane we must also be willing to forgive and be forgiven by our brothers and sisters.
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
When we deny our failures and mistakes, we add a new failure to our existence: that of not improving ourselves and growing in the Grace of the Lord.
This non-recognition can plunge us into a Spiritual stagnation that can lead to various harmful behaviors for us and those around us. We can enter into depressive states or, on the contrary, transform ourselves into arrogant beings who even have a tendency to justify the unjustifiable. What is, then, the origin of this type of behavior?
Undoubtedly fear. Fear of not being heard understood and forgiven. It is ironic because who is better than God to listen, restore, and forgive? We should never be ashamed before the Eternal One. In critical moments, let us seek Him with all our Love and repentance. He will always be there to straighten our paths.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
Generally, when we fail, we tend to feel sorry for ourselves.
We make the mistake of entering into the vicious circle of lamentation when in reality what we should be doing is sustaining our faith with the gift of repentance.
When we repent we grow, we change our focus and mentality.
We are not a disaster, we are not failures or "good-for-nothings", The Lord has not let go of our hands because we have failed.
Sincere repentance generates great changes. It motivates us to correct and act.
Let us approach God's Mercy stripped of all shame.
In Him our Commitment and Courage.