We all screw up sometimes. We fall. It hurts, and we might even get bruises, but most of all, it’s embarrassing. No one wants to tell anyone that they fell, no matter how much they hurt themselves during the fall, nor however much they need assistance. People say pride comes before the fall, but it can also come after the fall. We’re too proud to admit our mistakes. So admit your problems, for you cannot fix them yourself. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at helping other people with their problems, for a doctor, no matter his skill, cannot perform surgery on himself.
If you have a problem, get help.
If you’ve fallen down, don’t worry, you can get back up. Micah chapter seven verses eight through nine say:
“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against Him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath until He pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see His righteousness.”
If you fall, that should be your prayer to the devil. Though you’ve fallen, you’ll get back up. You are going to be punished, but in the end God will make you good. That reminds me of a line in a song: Wonderful Again, by By the Tree. The line says “In the end You (God) make it wonderful again.”
God’ll make you wonderful again. Satan cannot keep you down forever. God will lift you up. Don’t let your past mistakes get in the way of dreams you have to bring glory to God’s kingdom. You can still do great things for the Lord! Wether you’ve gotten into pornography, or you have a gambling problem, or you’ve been unfaithful to your spouse, or anything else, it cannot keep you from doing great things for the Lord! You can still dream, and you can still dream big.
As for the devil, he’ll get what he has coming for him. Micah chapter seven verse ten says:
“Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame; he who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?”. My eyes will see his downfall; even now he will be trampled underfoot, like mire in the streets.”
If you will trust God, the devil can be uninfluential in your life, and you can still do what you dreamed to do for the Lord.