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The Rebound

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Believe me, I know getting up after a fail is not easy especially if you have failed at the same thing before. Those moments of groveling almost feel safe and comfortable. Can I tell you, that’s exactly what the enemy wants us to feel! In those moments particularly we must remember that God is fighting for us. He’s not going to let us lose if we use Him as our strength instead of our own willpower. This is where I kept missing it, instead of my own willpower.


Believe me, I know getting up after a fail is not easy especially if you have failed at the same thing before. Those moments of groveling almost feel safe and comfortable. Can I tell you, that’s exactly what the enemy wants us to feel! In those moments particularly we must remember that God is fighting for us. He’s not going to let us lose if we use Him as our strength instead of our own willpower. This is where I kept missing it, instead of my own willpower.



Even if it means dragging yourself up off the floor with everything you’ve got, do it by speaking God’s Word! Shout it out! Call on Him and He will lift you. It may not feel good right away, but do it anyway! One task that I am starting today actually is to find as many scriptures as I can on my issue(s) and write them out so I can get them down in my spirit and stand faithfully, boldly and firmly on them.


Psalm 32:1-2 (NIV) Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.



This passage talks about what happens when we fall. The first thing it says is “blessed is the one” whose transgressions have been forgiven. To me that’s a very encouraging message: you can be blessed in spite of your failure!


When we handle our failures the way God commands, we can actually end up being blessed rather than condemned. So, how can we deal with our failures in a way that brings blessing?


1. Acknowledge Your Transgression


Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.


2. Repent


2 Corinthians 7:10a For godly sorrow produces repentance…


3. Set Things Right


Exodus 22:6 If fire breaks out and catches in thorns, so that stacked grain, standing grain, or the field is consumed, he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.


4. Forget It


Philippians 3:13a Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind…


5. Move On


Philippians 3:13b-14 … one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.



Prayer: Dear Father I come to you today surrendering myself unreservedly to you and your will. I surrender all my mistakes, mishaps, heartaches and shortcomings. Sometimes my failures threaten to crush my spirit and my pain threatens to suffocate me. At times it feels as though defeat looms over me BUT today I come to you asking that you be the source of my strength, hope and wisdom. Thank you LORD for delivering me and sending your Son the answer to it all, I yield to your guidance and give it all to you, order and direct my steps in JESUS name, Amen.


In HIS Loving Service,


Afua R. Jones


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