A Not So Miserable Failure

kneeling joggerI have a confession to make.
I failed. And I failed big.
It might even be classified as a miserable failure, but doesn’t that become an oxymoron – wouldn’t a miserable failure actually be a success? Because I didn’t succeed except at failing.
I failed to catch what God was trying to say to me the last few weeks. I failed to understand the language He was speaking to me until now. But, He didn’t give up on me and now, now I get it.
I get what You are saying to me, Lord. And please forgive me for not paying attention. I’m sorry for being so occupied with the busyness of life it drowned out Your whispers of love.
Catching on may have taken longer than I wished but I am glad to say I heard Your voice. My eyes and ears are open. I am listening.

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That’s one of the many things I love about Jesus. He is relentless in His pursuit of us until we DO get it. He is longsuffering in His tender mercies until our hearts wake up and begin to pay attention. And then we get it in a way that keeps us from forgetting it. And I’m glad. I would rather be miserable for a little while because I failed for I know I can repent and be forgiven. Not only does He forgive us but He forgets about the sin, He wipes it clean with the blood of Jesus.

God is always willing to give us a fresh start when our heart is in the right place.

I am in need of a fresh start today.

How about you? Is God speaking to you?

Are you listening? Have you repented?

Because sometimes, you just need a fresh start.

2 way yellow sign

as far as the east is from the west so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” ~ Psalm 103:12

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