Work Week Word-Thursday’s Word-”I Have Fallen, But I Can Get Up”
I Have Fallen, But I Can Get Up
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
My mind has fallen on this scripture again and it’s funny how we can relate to something so much. But look at the verse…a just man, someone who is moral correct and impartial, fair and reasonable can fall, screw up, make a mistake, do something terribly wrong seven times!!! Do you understand that? Even as Christians, it’s hard to fathom something like that. ”You mean he did what…no, not Mr. God is Good…not Ms. I’m too Blessed to be Stressed.” We will take the very thing the person failed on and run with it.
But even in the midst of falling, God has worked it out for us to get out of it…and a JUST man knows that. For even though he falls, he gets up again. How amazing is that? The man falls, brushes himself off and goes again. Can we fall that many times and get up? Most will give up. Can’t take the number of times; sit and say, ”well, I guess it wasn’t for me” (speaking to me on that). But the fair guy…the one that everyone goes to…everyone can call and he’s there…he gets up and moves on. But look at this: what happens when he falls and gets up?
1. He hits the bottom- God will not put no more on us, than we can bare. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
2. He PUSHes himself up- Pray Until Something Happens- James 5:16b The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
3. He stays faithful, look at the story of Job.
Job 42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
Job 42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job. Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
All I’m saying is keep looking up. If you fall, don’t worry about it…Job, who was more “just” as any of us, fell harder than we, and stayed faithful. Even when it looks like you will lose your mind, don’t lose your faith. God is faithful and will see about us.
Work Your Faith
Copyright 2012 Dwayne T. Moore
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