A Thought on Missing One Now and Then…

Over the last month, I’ve been taking some time to recharge, but it’s been more than that.  Actually, it’s been more of a reset.  I’ve had to take some time away in order to reset my priorities, and to regain a proper perspective.  In what way, you may be asking, and the truth is in almost every way. Somehow I let my priorities get out of whack, and I didn’t even realize how out of whack they really were at first.  I hate admitting this but it is what it is.  Sometimes it’s not the “what” that gets you in trouble, but the “why.”

I don’t know about you, but if there’s a way I can get into trouble, I’m going to.  I can only imagine where I’d be if I was intentional about getting into trouble, and it’s only by the grace of God that I’ve never gotten what I fully deserve.  What’s so frustrating for me is that I have a rare talent in that even when I’m trying to do the right thing, I can still mess up.  I can’t remember where I saw it, or maybe I heard it….but it goes something like this, “It’s not enough to say or do the right thing, you’ve got to say and do it for the right reason.”  And, that’s even if you get the right result, or even a good result.

On a good day, I can maybe hit two out of three, or even three out of five, but as sure as I’m writing this, I’m going to miss something somewhere.  Now in case, you’re wondering where I’m going with this, it’s here, and I mean this in the kindest way: what I just said about me is equally true for you.  Nobody gets it right each and every time.  Even the highest, most professional of people, miss one every now and then.

And like them, when I miss as I sometimes do, grace is there to bridge the gap… No amount of human effort or skill can build a perfect bridge, can close every gap….I don’t know much, but I know that….and I also know the one who can.

6 thoughts on “A Thought on Missing One Now and Then…

  1. Butch Dean

    “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me”…we can look to our failures that Satan so graciously points out…or we can look to our victory in Christ. It isn’t easy to see us as Christ sees us…but it is the goal we must strive for. Satan plays with our mind; our relationship with God, through Christ, is in our heart.

  2. alwayzhis

    Amen brother Wayne! Thank you for sharing this. When you wrote ” What’s so frustrating for me is that I have a rare talent in that even when I’m trying to do the right thing, I can still mess up.” I said to myself– that’s not ‘rare’ brother, it’s common to all of us who are forgiven through Jesus Christ and love Him with all our being.
    We must never forget… everyday is a day of war for the believer. Either from the flesh within struggling against the Holy Spirit, the world around us and of course “the principalities and powers of the air”– Satan and all his fallen angels.
    I thank God that He sent you into this “reset”… many blessings for your honest love for our Amazing God!

    1. Wayne Augden Post author

      Thank You Stephanie for the encouragement. It is common to us all, but Satan tries to make us think we’re the only ones who struggle. That’s why we need our brothers and sisters to pray for us and keep us lifted up. I’m very thankful to have people lifting me up in prayer, and for the friendship that’s been given to me. Thank you for your kind words sister.

  3. meetingintheclouds

    With you all the way . . . we ALL mess up sometimes.
    Isn’t it amazing though, that our awesome God works in every one of His blood-bought, adopted children to draw them back to Himself where He deals with each one as His most beloved child and restores them to close fellowship with Himself.

    What an amazing God!

    1. Wayne Augden Post author

      Yes. He is truly amazing. Amazing how He deals with each of us individually, and gives us exactly what we need so that we can become what He wants us to be. Praise His wonderful name!


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