Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 New International Version

Another translation reads…Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you. International Standard Version

Humility is essential in God’s elevation process. It is NEVER too late to get back up again and one of the key ways is to humble ourselves and allow God to do the elevating. We have an even bigger part to play that I’ll address later in these writings.

There is a commercial that I find most encouraging. The song accompanying the commercial states…It’s never too late to get back up again. The song in and of itself is amazing, but the visual, to see the young people running a race, and one stumbles along the way. They ALL go back and pick up the fallen one, linking arms they cross the finish line TOGETHER.

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Sometimes the falling was caused by a break down in relationships…our relationship with God as with our relationship with others. Do your part to get these right if at all possible.

When linked with the right people, which sometimes include the fallen soldiers and warriors, we can rise to levels beyond our wildest imaginations. In order to do that, we must first humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand. Then we must  be willing to accept our roles in the downfall or demise of a relationship, business venture, or partnership.

Next we must, and this part is very crucial, be willing to right wrongs. Ignoring or not addressing issues that led to the break down or fall will not yield the desired results of restoration, solidarity, unity and the moving into the promised land; of getting back up again. Don’t we all want that?

Know that even after doing your part, some may not accept your acts for restoration. Do your part anyway, that way your conscience is clear and you CAN get back up.

In order to get back up again, we need runners; some running alongside of us and some we can pass the baton to in order to go to the next level. In order to run our race, we need humility and not allow ego to keep us from our destiny. In order to get back up again we need to take whatever steps necessary to get on and stay on the right path.  In order to get back up again, it often requires a letting go of people and things that take you off course causing you to lose your focus. In order to get back up again, we must consistently forgive others–yes even when we don’t feel like it or want to do so.

Are you ready to get back up again and fulfill your purpose in life? It’s NEVER too late to get back up again!


And let us run the race