Today, Pastor spoke about “missing the mark.”  More effectively, how to recover when things don’t go as planned.  It is human nature to wander off course and to miss the mark from time to time.  However, we have an advocate in Christ that will make up for our miss.  Though we may desire to do good, there is a war between our minds and our flesh.  The ultimate question is which will we be under submission?  To which will we be held captive: our minds, or our flesh?  Our enemy is not without but within.  POWERFUL!!  Amiright?!  What stood out to me was the fact that just because I have sinned, just because I have a failed relationship, does not define who I am.  I am more than the failed relationships that I have had.  I am more than the sins that I have committed.  As long as I strive, and keep trying to do what is right, that is what God requires of me.  The battle is in my mind.  There is hope.  I am not my failed relationships.  I can move forward and have a successful relationship.  (Do I really believe that?  No, hahaha, I don’t know?)  I know that they do not define me.  I know that I am not the product of my failed marriages.  I want a good relationship.  I want to be happy.  I want a happy relationship.  I wrote it off because I feel like, I do not deserve it.  Yes, I have sinned.  But, just like the woman that was taken in the act of adultery, Jesus asked her, “Woman, where are thine accusers?  Doth no man condemn thee?”  “No man Lord.”  “Neither do I condemn thee.  Go and sin no more.”  I have only to go, and sin no more.  There’s only hope.  That’s GRACE.

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