NOT PLANNED

Nobody ever plans on falling and you didn’t either. Yes, it was wrong, and you’re not trying to deny it, but you didn’t plan on making that mistake. I’m sure you regret it, and if you could call it back, you would have made a different decision. You’ve probably beat yourself up many times over what you did. Looking in the mirror causes you to be embarrassed at the person you see. However, don’t forget…you didn’t plan on this.

There are some things that you need to understand. First of all, you are not alone. You’re not the only person who has to deal with an unplanned mistake in their past. You’d be surprised at the people, just like you, that are reminded daily of a night they wish they could call back. But just like you, they didn’t plan on it either. They didn’t plan on messing up.

Just remember that you are human and sometimes the weakness of your flesh is revealed in a moment of temptation. You may not have planned it, but you are vulnerable to those moments…we all are. No one is exempt from this struggle. Even Christians battle those difficult moments. We have God’s Spirit, but we still live in bodies made of flesh. The Apostle Paul said, “I find then a law…when I would do good, evil is present.”

There is one last thing I want to tell you. You may not have planned on failing, but the enemy never planned on you recovering. He planned on your failure being your ending. His plans were for you to completely lose your mind and quit. He planned for you to run away and never face your challenges. The one thing that was NOT PLANNED, was for you to get back up, admit you messed up, and not give up.

You didn’t plan on failing, but the enemy never planned on your recovery!!!

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