When we typically think of a fall or falling, it is not a good feeling. Can you imagine walking in to work, headed towards the escalator, with coffee in your hand and all of a sudden…
Coffee spills all over the place. There’s no doubt that something will be sore on your body- even if it’s just your brain being sore from embarrassment. Lol.
You are looking around to see who notices, you have to pickup your belongings (if you were carrying anything) gather yourself, your thoughts, and get to your destination.
Not a good feeling, right?
How can a fall be good? When you are in a position of imbalance, unable to stand, you need assistance. This is even true spiritually.
- It’s unfortunate that your heart was broken. It’s unfortunate that you loss your job.
- It’s unfortunate that your child strayed from the morals and values you instilled.
- It’s unfortunate that your life was threatened – but your life was not taken.
A fallen posture means that you needed some assistance to get up. When you are in a low place, you recognize that you cannot make it on your own. Your ears are no longer dull of hearing the word of God. Your heart is open to receive correction. Your mind recalls that person who once invited you to attend a church service with them. The veil of sin can be removed and your spiritual eye is wide open to see the works of the flesh, the works of the Spirit, and just how much your Father loves you to keep you even when you ignored Him.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NKJV
The fall prepares you for victory.
“The righteous may fall seven times but still get up, but the wicked will stumble into trouble.” Proverbs 24:16 CEB
A just man can fall 7 Times, but please don’t count me out. That 8th time, when I get up, I’m getting up in victory. I’m getting up in power. I’m getting up in strength; because the number 8 signifies resurrection and regeneration.
The number 8 equals 7 plus 1 and since it comes after the number 7, which itself signifies an end to something, 8 is also associated with the start of something new.
Let me help you:
When the whole earth was covered in water, it was Noah (who was the 8th person) that stepped out on God’s word against the odds.
It is said in The Bible that Jesus rose on the first day of the next week from the day He was crucified. If that is the case, it was the 8th day which was chosen by God.
After you have fallen, do not stay there. GET UP!
When the prodigal son was in a pig’s pen, he fell to the shame of his sinful ways but when he came to himself, he stood up, and went back to his father.
So what if you have fallen. We all have. Here is the kicker: You may have fallen, but don’t stay there. That fall was good and so was the ground you fell on.
“The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Matthew 13:23 NLT