There is a story in the Bible ( 2 Sam 11 ) where King David totally get’s super sketch city. In a nutshell, he sleeps with His friends wife, knocks her up, finagles her husbands murder and then when it’s all said in done gets super rebuked by the the prophet Nathan. If you know anything about King David, his affair with Bathsheba follows his life from that point on and it’s kind of like his MAIN mess up. I can honestly say that I’ve heard this story about as many times as I’ve heard the tale of him slaying Goliath. Sad, but true. Another sad truth is that just like in the life of King David our failures, in the eyes of others will sometimes be what others use to identify us. But GOD always has a plan, and His plan is restorative and HIS view is never tainted. So don’t allow others to dictate how you see yourself. You are not your failure — you are a SON/ DAUGHTER of the King of Kings that SPOKE the universe into place, and HE has called YOU to do GREAT things!
side note: We are all broken until we get on the other side of eternity, so surrender your broken parts and let God do the rest. C’MON JESUS! ( and scene )
okay, okay, back to King David….
Have you ever done something that was really bad, like royally bad, and felt like no matter what you did you couldn’t live it down? If you read the entire story in 2 Samuel you’ll find that after King David get’s his butt handed to him, the baby he fathered with Bathsheba dies. Yep, to make matters worse the baby dies. For seven days the baby is sick and David is like SUPER upset! SUPER!!! He fasts, cries, looks like a crazy for a week THEN to totally mess with my mind He hears that the baby dies, gets up, takes a bath and moves on. I’m sorry… What??!!! Dude, you just killed a guy who’s wife you knocked up and now the secret you tried to hide and that came out in the open has died and you just let it go!?? You just dust yourself off, change your wardrobe like Beyonce and go get your WORSHIP on!??
Okay, let’s stop here….WHY DOES THAT PART OF THE STORY GET BY PASSED?? THAT’S THE BEST PART!!! What a gangster!
I want to live like that! I want to be able to live with the constant realization that at times EVEN IN MY ROYAL MESS that there will be nothing left that I can do but dust myself off, clean myself up and worship God. I mean how awesome would that be if even when we face things that are not our fault, or things that are our fault, or things that we have NO control over and just get up, throw up our white flag to WHATEVER God is doing and worship. UGH! What a game changer! I share all this to say that no matter what you’ve done, no matter what has been done to you God has a plan, and His plan is to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. So dust yourself off, wipe your tears, get out of your sweatpants, stop watching netflix for 15 hours and WORSHIP! Oh, I almost forgot…Remember, there is Solomon blessing waiting for you once you DO get up…but you have to get up and worship! You can do it, I believe in you!