If we are tied to mistakes, failures, bad choices that seem to weigh us down and seem to have altered our lives forever, we can release those burdens and resolve to change.
Sometimes knowing better and doing better are very different things. It takes activity and action to do better. Knowing better is passive. It takes determination and resolve to change. Change can be painful though we know it is necessary.
The Bible reveals the person of God. The first five books were written by Moses and tells the story of the person of God through events at the beginning of creation.
Abraham was described as the friend of God and the father of the faithful. Abraham was called several times to follow God without knowing the details of the plan. He was often called to make a move without even knowing where he was going or how long he’d be there. Through a couple of incidences of doubt, Abraham tried to bring about the promises in his own power. However, God proved Himself true and kept His promise despite Abraham attempting to take the fulfillment into his own hands.
God has the power to correct our mistakes and fulfill His promises. We may find ourselves stuck in circumstances of our own making. If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive. He forgives and forgets. Our sin is gone and deep in the sea of God’s forgetfulness.
In Genesis 21 a mistake Abraham made became a disruptor in his house. Change was necessary. Abraham had to resolve to change the situation. But there was no way out without some hurt. Then God came down to guide and comfort and assure Abraham He would resolve the hurt. God told Abraham He would take care of the son that needed to be sent away. Abraham had to send his mistake into the wilderness and trust God to take it and care for it.
When God takes our mistakes and failures, we are no longer bound to those mistakes. God has made of His children and free children. We are who we are because of His promise. His promises will be fulfilled. If we are tied to mistakes, failures, bad choices that seem to weigh us down and seem to have altered our lives forever, we can release those burdens and resolve to change.
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.