We all have been at a point where we had fallen in sin and it felt like we were not able to escape. We had accepted the state that we were in to a point where it became the norm. Who was there for us to show us a better way? Did we have enough faith in God for Him to provide an escape for us? Did we want to take the path of escape? In 1 Corinthians 10:23, “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
I’ve been a victim of being ridiculed and condemned of past sin that I had committed. There are many that have had the same experience. Going through the ridicule may have caused one not to be open about their weaknesses. Many may have wanted to find someone to confide in, but at the same time they may had been embarrassed to share their experience. We have walked around the same mountain of disappointment and many have seen us do it over and over again. Do they intervene or continue to watch us fall? I have come to a point in my life where I have to show compassion for those who have fallen. I have to be able to extend a helping hand rather than a whip. Easily I can fall into sin. Who can i confide in when that happens? Scripture says that, “Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor 6:11)
Being in leadership, it is so easy to become cocky and cold-hearted. We set standards to others but fail to follow them ourselves. We are harder on those who exhibit their flaws rather than turning the mirror on ourselves and see what is wrong with us. I am learning in leadership to show more compassion for those who are struggling. The Love of God is the only way we can win others and help them to remain in God. In Jude 1:22 says that, “And have mercy on some, who are doubting.” Also Romans 15:7 says that, “Receive one another, then, just as Christ also received you, to God’s glory”.
You can get back up again, but the choice is yours. Words do hurt at times and can cause discouragement. But we have to remain focus on the promises of God. A paradigm shift or a change of point of view can cause us to focus on what God has to say rather than our peers. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says that, “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” Romans 6:6 says that, “We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” We can get back up and we have to help one another to get up. Let us continue to pray for one another. Let us continue to extend a hand of grace and be accountable to one another. We are in the race together, not pushing one down to seem more righteous than others. We need one another spiritually healthy and ready to carry out the Will of God on earth. Pray for me as I continue to pray for you.