One drink….one more piece of cake…..one night with him or her….I just wanna try it one time because I’m curious…..one lie. One choice made over and over again that can take you to a place you never thought you would be. We all have a weakness or maybe even more than one.
There are those that seem harmless at first. It’s not the one drink but the drunkenness that leads to behaviour you wouldn’t normally do. It can lead to you being behind a wheel of a car that can lead to an accident in which can either kill you, another person, or both. The one more piece of cake that leads to obesity that leads to health issues at one point that can lead to an early death.
Or the choices we know are just flat out wrong from the beginning, but we do it anyway. The sex out of wedlock that can lead to a sexually transmitted disease, a soul tie, your heart being broken, or an unexpected unwanted pregnancy and now there is another choice to make. Are you keeping the child? Abortion? Giving the child away? Which can lead to having what is known today as “Baby mama drama/ Baby daddy drama.” You can live in depression from partaking in the death of your unborn child, or regret giving the child away and long for them the rest of your life. Either choice, it doesn’t just affect you, there is an innocent child involved…..
These are just a few examples of how we can make choices in life that can send us spiraling down until we hit what we call rock bottom. No friends, no money, no more family support and the list can go on. But before that point in life we feel like we’re on top of the world and happy. We feel we are in control of everything around us. Like a child in a candy store eating all we want. That is until the sugar rush comes crashing down and the nausea sets in and we are puking somewhere wishing we had never indulged like that. We look around wondering where everyone went. Only to get hit with the realization that we have lost more than what we had.
The good news in all of this is….. and yes there can be good news! When you hit rock bottom you can make the best choice you have ever made! And that choice is to BELIEVE. You tried everything on your own and it didn’t quite work. Oh but how Jesus loves you! Yes even right there at rock bottom! If you choose to believe, then ask Him for forgiveness, surrender not just your heart but your life to Him. Get up from the fall let Him dust you off and realize that you are now standing on the Rock of salvation, THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE! Your new foundation in life and watch Him rebuild in ways you could never imagine!
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me. Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.