|Posted on February 17, 2020 at 8:35 AM|
Have you ever been given a second chance? We probably all have had second chances in our lives, and we likely remember some but not others. Some of these second chances may have been for small things and others for more important things, and perhaps we have taken some of the chances and not others.
Sometimes we do not get second chances. I recall a time years ago when I brushed off a boy who asked me to go out, and he never asked me out again. I did not get a second chance.
But I have had many other, more important, second chances. When I was sixteen, I failed my driving test because I could not parallel park my mother’s huge Cadillac which I had to use for the test. On my second chance, the tester was more lenient – instead of failing me he only marked me down since I had aced the rest of the test, and I was able to get my driver’s license.
Here’s another example - in high school I had done a little acting but never got a second chance to pursue it further until I discovered a nearby community theater several years ago. I have since been enjoying “trotting the boards” and discovering a new side of me I didn’t know was there!
Then there was my failed first marriage. It was a devastating time in my life, and God required me to work to get through it. But God granted me a second chance when He brought a new man into my life. And this “second chance” turned out very well!
Life is often hard, and we make mistakes. When something big in your life fails, it’s easy to give up or believe that you won’t get another chance. But God may have a second chance for you up His sleeve! It may not come for quite a while, but when it does come it is probably just what we need. If we have learned from our mistakes, we can be ready to accept this second chance.
When I think about the many times that I have sinned, I feel like a failure. Yet God always give me a second chance! He always takes me back, welcoming me with wide open arms and enveloping me with unimaginable love. God gives me a second chance, and a third, and a fourth…. All I need to do is to ask.
Do you need a second chance in your life? Have you made a mistake but would like to correct it? Bring your situation to God, repent, and ask Him for a second chance. He will bless you with that second chance, and you too can feel His boundless love.
Have a blessed Monday!
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