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2014-03-18 15:44:24

Hello: Zig Zigler used to say, “Remember that failure is an event, not a person”. I meet so many people that seem to have forgotten that fact or maybe they never knew it. The bible makes it plain that we have all failed. We have all come short of the glory of God. The human condition guarantees that we are all prone to failure now and again. How we respond to failure is a matter of the Spirit we choose to yield to. I think a lot of people may be struggling with a terminal identity crisis. Even after many years of being Christians some saints still seem to have no sense of who they are in Christ. Like an orphan who has been legally adopted into a wonderful family, given all the rights and privileges, and loved and cared for in the most extravagant way. Outwardly and from a distance, everything appears fine. But in their heart of hearts, they are really still just orphans on the inside. They have never seen themselves as children. They never really accepted their position in the family and their new life in Christ. But all provision was granted them through the finished work of the cross. God has no stepchildren. To as many as received Him, those that believe in His name, gave He power to become the sons of God......John 1:12 We really are more than conquerors in Christ. Sure we may stumble in this world. But the attitude that will determine our altitude, will be determined by who we believe ourselves to be in Christ. Are we not the sons and daughters of the Most High God? Hasn’t He dealt with our failures and set us on the Solid Rock? Can we really do all things through Christ Jesus, does He really strengthen us....What about our weakness? Paul said that he was full of weakness.......and when he became aware of a weakness in his life....he didn’t get all upset, he recognized it as a good place to glory. He understood a principle that is true of all of Gods’ children. It is in our weakness....that the strength of our Father finds a place to operate. So, Paul said, you know what? I’m not going to walk around talking about what a failure I am because of this weakness and that limitation, rather, I am going to glory in my weakness......and I am going to go about my work boasting big time about how awesome my Father is.....and do you know who I am? I am a son, I am a daughter ...and in the midst of my weakness, I will feel my Fathers’ strong arms reaching for me and embracing me....yes, I may fail from time to time, I may even fall.......but I never worry....because I walk in the knowledge now, of who I am and whose I am, and if I fall..........I will fall no further than into my Fathers hand.......He is mine...and I am his. Love and Blessings Pastor Randy

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