Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 5, 2016

Deep Lessons In The Fall

sept 5 “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first.” Revelation 2:5a (ESV)

Great Britain’s Mo Farah was favored to win the Olympic 10,000m race. A captive audience held its breath and waited for the release of the runners to begin their event.  Calm, cool and unstressed, Mo started his race waving to the crowds.  He was energetic, upbeat and optimistic. Hallway through the course, Mo maneuvered through the dense group of runners.  And in a split second, he fell and my heart fell right along with him.  I just knew his chances of winning were evaporated in that one slip where every second counted.  But Mo got right back up and kept running.  Despite falling, he kept pressing on and ultimately won his second straight Olympic gold seizing the title Reigning Champion of the world.

Wonder if we handle falling like Mo?  Someone, something or some wrong choice crashes right into us, and we hit the ground.  All our hard work, dedication and devotion slipping away as we kiss the ground beneath our feet.  No matter how we started our race, we now find ourselves flat on our face. Bearing the marks of defeat while guilt and shame propel us to stay.

Love the fact God favors His people to win in this thing called life.  Love the cloud of witnesses that watch from afar and cheer us on.  Love the grace that reaches down when we hit rock bottom.  Love the transforming of defeat, discouragement and disillusionment into victory, hope and faith.

Praying us sisters are brave and don’t let a fall sideline us.  Claiming God’s promises that when we fall, He will be right there to lift us back up.  Praying we keep pressing on instead of giving up.  Asking God to empower our weary overwhelmedness into strength, determination and trust.  Praying we allow our falls to propel us closer to victory.  Asking God to teach us deep lessons that we will never forget when we rise.  And trusting Him to bring glory to His name when we finish His race.

“Father, thank You for using our failures to refine us rather than define us.  Teach us to grasp the lesson and then get back up  – pressing on with You.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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