Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Nutritional Value in Stumbling

I appreciate the opportunity I have to share what I have with you on this morning which is ever so finely revealing it's self to me. I am truly honored to be a part of your daily thoughts and evolution. I see you being stronger because you search for a truth that you deserve. May you give glory to what is greater in you than that which is in the world.

STUMBLING is viewed as failure, or disaster, a relationsip that has had to come to an end, or perhaps a fall that has made all things that follow much worse. To me a stumble was at one point a reason to sit all the way down. Stumbles for some of us become fumbles and someone else seems to have obtained victory from the lack of focus or coverage that you displayed.
For so many stumbling can be a mark of dissapointment, sinfulness, inadequecy, a breech of contract. IT IS NONE OF THE ABOVE.

WHEN you take on a trip that requires you to commit to a particular goal you are often intructed before during and after you have achieved that goal. For so very many young people getting saved, and seeking to walk as Jesus walked this prepares them for an eternity in God's kingdom.

WHAT happens when you are on your journey and you become faced with temptations, and fear, what happens when you come into faithlessness and laziness, you find yourself alone, and reminded of how you used to be. In fact you reminice over how good it felt during time when you weren't saved. DID YOU THINK THAT THINGS WERE GOING TO BE PERFECT BECAUSE YOU ACCEPTED CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE? Well if that is the case don't feel bad, you are not sadly mistaken, you are merely in need for some guidence. Notice that I saidmerely in need for some guidance, this is because it is God promises to keep you and will not let you go becuase you are a believer.

WHO of us is perfect? Not one. Allow me to use a short example to assist you with rest of this blog. When person who is in forward motion of walking and an obstacle that she/he was not able to go around causes him to sway and loose balance, this in fact is a stumble. As his brain reminds him of what his body must do to keep walking he straigtens up and may even look back at what he stumbled over so that he may be prepared for next time. This person also has enough balance and lower body strength to ensure that this minor stumble does not become a complete fall. That is awesome!

HOW could there be a beauty in stumbling how can you appreciate that you just stumbled and made a complete fool of yourself? I immediately think of how many Swedish marathon runners stumble to the finishline and find themselves winner. Then I think of how I have stumbled in my life and knew only one thing and that was that "I did not have the option of sitting down and staying down even if I was hurt. Neither do you, but you do have the right to stumble.

DID YOU KNOW that for you to walk on a road and stumble as you are on your way home is a good thing, that means that you first had the desire to begin a journey, and when you stumbled you had the strength and memory to not fall, and knew that even in stumbling you were still moving forward? You are still moving forward. When someone stumbles their mind and their memory goes into overdrive and it does whatever it possibly can to make sure that this person does not completel fall down.

I WANT you to see that I am not trying to get you to be satisfied with your performance and not work hard anymore. I want you to know that there is a differnce with those who merely stumble,and those who fall and lay flat on their faces. The stumbler's mind remains on the goal; they keep on walking just as the winner the first set out to be. That practice alone separates people who stumble from those who fall. The fallen don't realize that they do have to just live in their mistackes. Those who pridefully stumble keep telling themselves to keep it together and know that it is not over.

AAA IT MUST BE TRUE because God gave it to me so I give it right to you, and this to walk in love your whole life through. I am tired out my mind so this blog might cause for a redo.


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