Stepping up

You have given me everything I need, and when I falter, it is my problem. 

When I fail God, it is my fault.  No one else and no circumstances are responsible for my failure.  I stand before God accountable for myself.

Understanding this is painful . . and eye-opening.  If I am responsible for my failure, then I can change.  It is up to me, and I can do it by the grace and power of Jesus Christ.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13, KJV2000)

. . we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:1c-2, NIV)

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