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  • Writer's pictureChaplain Stephen

Another Chance

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

No one is perfect. Not even ME. God didn’t make us to be perfect and He doesn’t expect perfection from us, but what He does expect is our best efforts - DAILY. If you try and fail, or make a mistake, it’s not end; in fact you should consider every mistake or failure as ANOTHER CHANCE to try again. You can’t count anything as a failure until you give up.

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

I have heard people say that they are grateful to God that they have a second chance. I remember hearing one person tell a reeeeelllly long story about their life, how they failed, how they totally messed everything up and ended it by saying - “But thank God, He gave me a second chance!”

I don’t know about you, but if God only gave me a second chance, I would have been finished a looong time ago. I didn’t need a second chance - I needed another chance. See... God is not the God of a SECOND CHANCE - He is the God of ANOTHER CHANCE.

Every sunrise is God hitting the ‘do-over button’

So, remember that the number of mistakes and failures is not the focus. It doesn’t matter how many times you have tried and failed - it’s the fact that you keep on trying that makes all the difference. I am thankful that we have today - a demonstration of the fact that God is giving us another chance!

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

You win - if you just don't quit!

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