Perhaps rather than “making it to the top,” success is walking side by side in love and compassion. In a game someone has to lose, but no one loses in life unless they give up and stop trying.
How the plays are called in your life is much more important than the play-calling in the Super Bowl. Make God your play-caller!
Conforming to our desires is not transformation, but slavery — but real transformation comes through Christ. By continually conforming to guilt-producing desires, we become enslaved to outward habit and inner torment.
Some things are just too coincidental to be a coincidence. When that happens look for the hand of God. God never changes, but through Christ, He offers us grace to change and the supernatural power to live according to His will.
A Gospel that has the power to set people free & transform lives, feels no need to excuse or justify sin. Christ offers radical change — freedom from the torment and control of self-destructive desires! Christianity’s about lifestyle change — no longer living by desires, but living by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mistakes are for overcoming. They’re not intended to shut a lid on your life.