One person asked a parent who was watching his child fall down again and again trying to walk, “Why are you letting your kid fall down so many times when you could just hold him and keep him safe.
The parent replied ” It is very necessary for him to fall down before he learns how to walk. I could very well stop and hold him, he might be safe but he would not know how to walk. It might hurt me to see him fail every time but I want him to learn too from his failure and become strong in the process of growing up. I am always beside him watching and there for him when he needs me. “
Have you noticed this when you see parents with young children when their kids just started to walk. Though they are always there watching the child, they also let the child walk, and run to them when the child really needs them.
I feel my heavenly father too feels the same when he sees me fall down in my daily life.
We all aim for that perfection and try to achieve the best through our days but fall many times. I have fallen down, especially when I don’t want to do things which are not so pleasing to God.
When I fall I immediately have this guilt that says that I have hurt my God and my immediate reaction is to run away from him. Especially words like “God died on the cross for your sins and every time you sin you are making him suffer more on that cross. You do not want him to suffer, then stop sinning”
Though I do not encourage falling down and staying there, I acknowledge that I fall down and though my father feels sad because of it he is there to hold when I need him. He loved me and gave me freedom and as humans we err but his love never leaves us.
Keep striving for God, but also remember to not give into guilt when you fall down and move away from God. As he is the most loving father who loves us.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 38-39)