An illustration reminds me of what must be our resilience when we’ve messed up. Our rest and our confidence must still stay in the Blood of Jesus, no matter what. And our strength is in the indomitable Spirit of Christ—who lives within those who let go!
The tennis legend Vitas Gerulaitis once lost to a dominant Jimmy Connors 16 straight times. Finally he upset Connors and crowed to the crowd, “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!”
When you find yourself, so regretfully, having blown it again, with your tongue or moods or eyes or pride or selfishness…KNOW that “He who began a good work in you—will finish the work” and “He is able to present you unspotted before his glorious throne.”
And then boldly crow to the enemy: “Jesus is far better than you! You will not win! He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world!!!”