“rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”
1 Peter 2:1
The Word of the Lord teaches us to follow Christ and purify our lives. It is a constant battle to stay on the right road and remain true to God. It is too easy to waver.
We must get rid of sins of malice, lying, not living truly, wanting what other people have got, and speaking ill of people. This is not God’s way and we must not allow ourselves to fall into this way of being and behaving. It will hurt us and hurt other people.
We need to repent and turn from a life of self-seeking and give ourselves fully to the Lord.
My testimony is, I have failed badly in recent months, and failed in the most important thing I have been given. Only God can forgive and fix my life. I am not worthy to write this, but I do because it is possible to be forgiven. God will keep and intervene when we go wrong. I thank Him for being a forgiving God.
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Failure only happens when you do not learn from mistakes. Had to learn that the hard way making many mistakes along the way.
As a former addict I have made many mistakes, and likely will make more in the future, but the grace God gives is enough. As long as I take each step, repenting of my mistakes, I will not fail, nor will you. It is precisely that God knows we will make mistakes that He gives us grace to get up after a fall and continue.
One trick satan will use, is to convince you that your sin is too great. When he succeeds in this you fail because you believe a lie, that your sin is greater than God’s grace. Don’t fall for the lie. Get up out of the gutter where you have fallen, turn to the cross, repent and Jesus will restore you. That isn’t a fairy tale it is a fact!