The reality is that very often, I don’t feel qualified. I don’t feel capable. I don’t feel strong enough or useful enough.I think that sometimes people look at me as a pastor’s wife or as a counselor and think that I must be super healthy and always make the “proactive” choice. But the reality is that I’m human and fall down …
I think it’s because every single time I falter or fall (and to be clear, I’m not talking “falling” in an immoral sense!), I make the choice to …
The fact is, if I tried to “get up” on my own, I’d fall right back down … on my fanny. (I know because I’ve tried!)
So it all comes down to learning how to fall forward.
- Pray and read my Bible daily – I really need my time with God, or I will fall prey to Satan’s schemes. He wants to see me defeated—especially since I’m trying to help others. (Eph. 6:11)
- Make time for (same-sex) godly friendships – if I don’t get my regular “girlfriend time,” I grow weary and more negative. It’s just a given. (Heb. 10:24-5)
God allows me to experience empty, dry places. He walks with me through those hard times or those insecure moments, teaching me not just how to get up from my fall but also how to take steps forward after the fall. So I take every problem I’m facing and learn from it. I ask Christ to help me use it for good in my life and others’ lives.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Worthy Bible Studies
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