Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel like you’ve totally blown it beyond repair? Or maybe you’re having one of those lives? We all have had those days and seasons when we feel like the cards are stacked against us and we just can’t seem to do anything right. In other words, we feel like failures.
Well, no matter how bad you’ve blown it, no one, and I mean no one, has blown it worse than Adam & Eve. They hold the record for the biggest mess up in the history of the world. If you stop and think about it for a second you actually start feeling better about yourself.
All they had to do in their entire lives was obey one simple little command… Don’t eat from the bad tree. That’s it, that’s all they had to do. How hard could it have been? They never had to worry about a house payment, credit cards, clothes, facebook, sin, or even the in-laws. They had it made.
But they just couldn’t seem to get it right. They did exactly the opposite of what God had told them to do and they ate from the bad tree. In other words they really blew it; just like we all have.
Scripture tells us that everyone has blown it at one time or another but even though we’ve blown it we can still be made right with God. It says “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard…” (Romans 3:22-24)
It makes me feel better to know that I am not the only one who has sinned in life. It also makes me feel better to know that even though I’ve made some pretty bad decisions in my life I can be made right with God. In the end it’s my standing with God that matters. How does he see us? Well through our faith in Jesus he sees us as perfect. Not as failures.