I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve probably done more things wrong than right in my lifetime. When I reflect back on those wrongdoings, I shake my head in shame. HOWEVER, I’m so thankful that I don’t allow those thoughts to consume me any longer. I’ve forgiven myself and I’ve given myself permission to move on. I walk in the confidence that God has forgiven me also. Each day I have to make a conscious decision to get off the fence and not straddle it. I STILL miss the mark (sometimes daily), but the dawning of each new day gives me a chance to start over with a clean slate and do better.
Staying on the right path takes plenty of discipline and determination. Having friends who hold me accountable for my actions helps. When I veer too far to the right or to the left, one friend will lovingly encourage me to straighten up. If you know that you’re straddling the fence, I encourage you to come down and allow God to change your life.
Take action now: Meditate on 1 Peter 4:17: For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? (New Living Translation)
Embrace this truth: Life on the fence is not as good as you think it is.