BEFORE YOU FALL

Before you have to go to the hospital—before you file for divorce—before you lose your job—is this the time for you to pull out of the spiral dive? God is with you when you are utterly failing and wants to give you a window of opportunity.

The Apostle Paul told us to look at the stories from Scripture to see examples of God’s willingness to work with us.


1 Corinthians 13:
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


It starts with realizing that you are on common ground humanly speaking and God wants to restore you. God can show you the way when you have exhausted all of your own ways. He has a path for you that will build endurance.
  
Jesus said,

Luke 12:
57 “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. 59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”


In other words, why let fate have its course? Instead of waiting for the final judgment and punishment you deserve, take the opportunity to be restored. You will not be restored to God or disconnected relationships until you admit that you are in a powerless condition. You have to see that you cannot manage anymore.
  
You cannot be the Cat In The Hat balancing everything. Pride and folly lead us to believe that we are invincible and can have our own way as the centre of the Universe.

If you haven’t yet discovered this truth, you will find out that pride goes before a fall. God lets you get tripped up, but restores the humble.


Step One: We admitted we were powerless over sin - that our lives had become unmanageable.



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