I stumbled and fell. I dusted and I lift harder. That is my testimony.
No, I’m not one of those who can tell you never felt the bitter taste of defeat and the fall, I’d be lying if I said I never failed and my lips have not had to taste the bitter taste of negativity. ‘m just a human, with weaknesses and temptations.
Apparently I did not go into many social and religious circles today as the standard seems to be the “perfect” or at least “that apparent perfect”, but I regret to say that I’m not perfect … I’m someone justified. Except for Divine grace. not deserve what I have.
Do not misunderstand me, I favor total pursuit of holiness and I believe in a life and flawless integration, but not at the cost of being honest. If God’s grace has given you the privilege of living without feeling cockroach after fighting all night with temptation and succumbing to it, if the Divine Will kept you away from your whole life cheating liquor, drugs and pornography, and live your day without feeling the slightest hormonal slippage in your senses, and the temptation does not affect you in the least, I must tell you that you are an exceptionally rare human being and that you are worthy of writing a book. But there are others like me, which the Lord in His grace and mercy saw me and decided to get his hands dirty, putting them to the hole that was and say “Alejandro, do not understand why we do this but we have chosen to carry My Word and form a whole new generation for Me, so I will train you, I will sanctify you and give you My Power; I forgive your sins, serve me now and sin no more. I Love You. ”
The best testimony
The best testimony I can hear is not the one who never fails and it does everything, but of one who despite being hopelessly failed dozens of times, has had the audacity to stand up, apologize and try once more time. Maybe it’s because I identify more or because throughout the Bible and throughout human history I not see perfect human beings but persevering human beings, people who failed and then apologizing dust shaken and holding to Grace Divine reached the goal.
I have come to the conclusion that it’s hard to fall, but is worse never to have tried to climb. ‘s where not agree with many leaders, they are not willing to take the risk of falling. I admire to Disciples and I’m sure none of them followed the Lord thinking that never fail and if they did have to see frustrated realizing that between more advanced, appeared before them a new challenge, a new step to climb on the stairway to heaven, a new standard that called them walking on water taking the risk of falling in front of everyone and receiving harsh criticism of others: “I knew it was foolish to try, I hope the Lord taught him to act with more caution .. “-” so I always wait to be first the Master who tells me to do, so I never threw so without thinking, even for faith must tread cautiously “-” shame on you! you are fall. Now you are dirty, tell everyone that we do not mix with these “fallen”, we are called to unite ourselves only with the saints … “ , but the disciple Peter is radiant, yes, watch him, he is happy … and you can not blame , has just become the first human to walk on water, his name keep written in the Guinness record for posterity. Yes, he knows that fall into the water, but what tell me of the minutes that did NOT? those minutes that literally Peter knew it was floating on the vast sea of Galilee? Peter had his five minutes of fame and that does not remove anyone. Also, most importantly: now know what NOT to do for the next time that walk on the liquid vital not fall; Peter acquired something others did not: experience, growth, and why not say it? the satisfaction of trying.
The key point
And that’s the point. To win you must dare to fail. ‘m not saying that any new project must fail first, but taking risks is vital to achieving higher goals. Our goal should be perfect, but if we fall this beautiful process a few times, is the brave shake the dirty dust, apologize to God and holding from His Blessed Grace challenge one more round. If I fall a thousand times, a thousand one, He lifted me in His Grace, if I just keep plugging away. Perseverance. Track once again.
Every time I understand morethe wise and comforting words of our Lord Jesus: “… he who endures to the end will be saved” wow, awesome, Jesus is saying something that confronts human minds: “I do not care about your failure, I worry that you do not get up, I ask you Perseverance.” The Creator knows His Creation. Falling permitted, up is Required. The great successes of life does not require our strength but our perseverance.
Disgusting and pathetic devil seeks to deceive keeping us away from the Throne of Grace from Heavenly Father, putting us false ideas that “no longer deserve the Divine Forgiveness,” “wait to be fine and then present yourself to God,” “only the saints can talk to God and enjoy His Love” and many lies that keep God’s people not daring to persevere through fear of falling into the water.
70 times 7
You want to hear some more of Peter? Just denied Jesus three times Yes, three, not talking about a “little sin” that can be solved by putting in “discipline” a couple of weeks, we talking about denying God, we speak of blasphemy. Means the punishment of Peter was hell itself. One day I was talking to the Lord of the Apostle Peter and the extremely serious failure to deny three times, it what the Lord said me: “you remember even this failure in the life of Peter?” – “Yes, Lord” I replied – “I NOT”. His words sounded so direct that touched my soul “True beloved Lord, You already forgave him…” The Divine forgiveness to all, 70 times 7 genuine forgiveness for anyone who approaches the Throne of Grace of the Almighty. After a dirty night of lust, can come a gleaming morning. That’s the best.
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Saint for 24 hours
You’re down? arise.
You failed again? fight one more round.
Have sand in your clothes? take it off.
Have dirty nights in your life? Clean them before the Throne of Divine Grace.
Have unconfessed sins? Bend your knees and stick to Forgiveness by the Blood of Christ.
Achieve a victory? achieves more.
Just please, not give up, perseveres.
Until the last of my sighs
This humble blogger prophet, fallen several times throughout life, but the greatest achievement I can share with you is that despite my failures and weaknesses, still clinging to Jesus seeking that longed perfection in everything I do, to the last breath the rest of my life … and never, never give up. Also I have something in my favor, I know that I should do so that the next time I walk on water, NOT falling.
“Holy Father and ask forgiveness from the depths of my soul, forgive me in the name of Jesus, now receive Your forgiveness and Lordship of Jesus over my life, please cleanse me and purify my life, help me be like You. I promise to talk daily with you Precious Holy Spirit, i know that You will change me with Love, Amen.”
“Go, and sin no more.”
Fotografia 1 By Gabriel S. Delgado in Wikimedia Commons
Photo 2 By Rodrigo Favera in the Wikimedia Commons