Here’s one of mine.
What do we do with the future once we realize we may not be living out Plan A for our life?
Do we continue?
Do we give up?
Do we do nothing at all?
A verse that is familiar to many, “Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal.” Romans 3:23 (TLB)
Comforting to those who have fallen.
What about those of us who have fallen and gotten back up?
How do we return to God’s ideal plan?
Or do we at all?
Do we live out Plan B, Plan C and Plan D?
The man who penned Romans 3:23 was the same man who only a few years prior had murdered Christians and had orchestrated a very zealous persecution of these new believers.
Was the writing of most of the New Testament Apostle Paul’s Plan B for his life?
Can God still use a prisoner serving out a life sentence?
Are there ministerial opportunities for fallen pastors?
Do the words forgive and restore still have meaning and purpose?
We often would rather use the words forget and ignore.
Yet, that is impossible for God.
Adam, Moses, Rahab, Samson, Jonah, David, Bathsheba, Peter, Paul and Mary.
All went on to great exploits in the name of God.
God never brands a person’s sin upon their chest.
God never subjects someone to living out an almost life.
He truly wants us to be the best we can be.
He sincerely wants to us to live out his ideal plan for our lives.
And God is certainly big enough to take your almost life and cause you to once again walk in the plan he had for your life all along.
There is no almost life in Christ.
There is no almost made it.
There is no just about got there.
If you fall short, admit that and move forward.
Live beyond an almost life.
Your life is a specifically designed perfectly framed canvas.
Allow God to paint it how He wishes.
He won’t mess it up.