Getting it Right

Following Melvin’s table talk at the end of last month, he thanked God during his prayer for giving him/us “another day to get it right.” If you are like me, there have been plenty of days in my youth when I did not get it right. I almost hate to admit this, but even at my age, I suspect there will be those days when I still won’t get it right. Thankfully, I am still alive after making it through some of my not getting it right days. I actually know of those who did not survive a bad decision on their last not getting it right day.

I turn 69 years old this year. To many that might sound old, but to those who are older than me, it might still sound young. I am seeing more and more opportunities where I am the oldest in the room. I pray that there will come a day when you are the oldest in the room, or at least we all hope that day will come. Just to be clear, only the good die young is just a saying said by those who probably aren’t getting it right each day, and in many cases, they aren’t even trying to get it right.

As mentioned, I have had my share of those not getting it right days. But like all of us who are reading this article, we are still alive to hopefully achieve more of those getting it right days and fewer of the getting it wrong days. Thankfully, God is willing to forgive us when we don’t get it right, but we must confess our sins and ask Him to forgive us.

1 John 1:9 (NKJV) – 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NKJV) – 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

No matter how old we live to be, there may be those days when we still struggle to overcome our challenges in life. But like the apostle Paul, there is a crown of righteousness that awaits each of us. We need to stay focused on getting each and every day right, because we just don’t know how many more days we might have on this earth to get it right.

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