There are many ways in life in which we humans can fall. With a show of hands how many of you have never tripped and fell? Yea, I thought as much. So, we all know that in most cases (except for collapsing, fainting…etc.) you must be either walking or running before you can trip/stagger/stumble which results in the fall. The interesting and funny aspect of falling is that it catches you by surprise because surely if you perceived it as a possibility you would prevent it, right?
Growing up in a Christian family and later at a young age choosing to follow the faith without any family influence, I delighted in my walk and ensured that if I somehow tripped/staggered/stumbled and fell, I would get up as fast as I could. Eventually I became super confident in my walk, ensuring that I was careful with every step I took but eventually that led to a sense of pride.
You might be wondering, how? Well I thought I had perfected my walk, and clearly there could be no way I could fall as I was super careful. With this mindset, it seemed like I had forgotten that as a mere human being I am not exempt from falling and to be quite frank I had not made it to the Jesus mark yet. But I seriously could not see how I could fall. The confidence was real and the fall was about to be realer.
The moral of the story is, it is awesome to be confident in your walk with God, but DO NOT forget that you are just a human being who is striving to be like God. You are not Him. Therefore, do not place yourself on a pedestal so high that if you fall, you will break all your bones and become paralysed; preventing you from the ability to ever get back up and walk again.