I love this quote:
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” (Theodore Roosevelt )
Wherever there is a challenge, whether spiritual, relational or physical, rising to the challenge takes character.
Friends, we fail as humans, make horrible mistakes, but I’m convinced doing nothing tends to be our greatest mistake. The first two options in that quote at least speaks out loud that we care. But doing and saying nothing says, “I don’t care”. It’s the cruel wretched betrayal of disengagement.
Even in our mistakes we can be engaged, and learn that in repentance, we can find forgiveness. And in turn, God’s forgiveness can release gratitude in us which teaches us to forgive those that have hurt us. The whole cycle teaches me to stay engaged. It’s worth it! …Even if I blow it and it feels hopeless.
Jesus said, “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you.” Friends, He’ll stay engaged; you don’t have to worry about Him giving up on you.
So never give up or give out 🎯