What If I Mess Up? (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)
Read Proverbs 24:16
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. (NIV)
Life can be really hard to deal with and it may seem like the world is pushing you down every step you take. The world expects us to have perfectly photoshopped bodies, flawless skin, great fashion sense, a boyfriend, exceptional grades, a social life – the list goes on and on, and quite frankly it’s exhausting just thinking about it! On top of these unachievable worldly expectations, we’re bombarded with temptation. All these pressures accumulate and unfortunately we aren’t always strong enough to fight them off and keep going.
We fall over, we give in to temptation, and we get worn down. This verse, while short, is full of inspiration and an important reminder. Yes, you’ll fall down, but if you’re living righteously (constantly seeking God and living for His glory), you’ll always get back up and keep going. Not only that, but HE will help you back up and continue to protect you from the world!
Even when you mess up – you’re bound to, you’re only human after all! – don’t give up and think of yourself as a failure. Get back up and lean on God; He is your strength!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 (NIV)
Devotional Series: Godly Reminders by the Color Movement (#cmdevo #godlyreminders)