I was recently listening to Klove via internet radio and a listener called in to tell a story. She let her child “fall on her face” (not literally) with a school project she didn’t want to do with her. So the mom let her turn the project in partially done. And of course, it’s from the stance that the girl would take something away from this experience.
Have you ever “fell on your face” and completely failed at doing something or forgot an assignment? Don’t you hate that roller coaster heart drop once you’ve realized your mistake?
Yes, we’ve probably all been there. A major screw up seems inevitable. But it’s not about the mistake we’ve made, it’s how we react to it. Do we learn our lesson or do we continue to make the same mistake over and over? If you’ve been trying to change, whether it’s a bad habit or what, we always seem to catch ourselves either before or after. Or we are oblivious of our actions and feelings. In essence, we don’t realize we’ve been sucked back into the same lifestyle until we’ve literally fallen on our faces.
We become desperate for help. We want change again. It’s different this time, right? Of course. It’s always different. Doesn’t matter what you tell yourself or others, it’s up to YOU to keep that change. YOU, yourself are the obstacle, not anyone else. Ask Him for strength and YOU will change!