Let the wise listen to these Proverbs and become even wiser. (Proverbs 1:5 NLT)
When you’re a child it all seems so easy. Even the difficult tasks are looked upon as being achievable. No doubt crosses our childish minds, only feelings of excitement. On Saturday I taught my son how to ride his bike without training wheels. I taught him the techniques. I even rode his bike so he could see the joy in it. It wasn’t only the joy that peaked my son’s interest, but being able to try it on his own and experience the fun in it overshadowed everything else.
I watched my son fall and jump back up. I watched my son fall and jump back up a second time, and then he fell and jumped back up again. He repeated this cycle for 50 more times. But each time he fell, he jumped back up to try again. At that moment my son taught me that fallen down is okay, but staying down and missing all the fun is not an option.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1: 2-4 NLT)
My son was so overcome by the thought of knowing “I’m going to be able to ride like a big boy,” that that was all that mattered to him. I couldn’t help but think that if a child can have this mindset to get up when you fall, why can’t we?? We are so caught up in the world and our issues, we forget about all the fun that life holds and the lessons it brings. Even though we fall, giving up should not be a possibility. Jesus didn’t give up on us, although I’ve given up on myself. He said from the beginning Jeremiah 29:11 for “I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
We may hurt now, we may even have some cuts and bruises, or we may just be too tired to keep trying. However, always remember that when you jump back up, it’s one more chance to experience life’s excitement. The excitement of Jesus!
Help me up when I fall. Help me to trust You and jump back up to experience the good things that You’ve promised me. When the enemy comes, help me keep my FAITH and not falter. Deliver me where I am weak and build me up where I’m torn down. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you to know that smooth roads never make good drivers, clear skies never make good pilots, a problem-free life never makes a strong person. So don’t ask GOD “Why me,” instead say “Try me” while you JUMP BACK UP!
Ms. Hassanah White is a dedicated member of Faith Walkers Church in Birmingham, Alabama where their motto is to “Walk it out by Faith.” She also serves as a member of the Praise Dance Ministry. Hassanah is a true professional in the realm of marketing and customer service. She’s a proud mother of a very energetic little boy named Jaden. Hassanah believes laughter and prayer are the best medicines for any situation. Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 11:6: “And without Faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who comes to Him must BELIEVE that He exists and that He REWARDS those who earnestly seek Him.”