There’s an old saying, “Falling doesn’t make you a failure, staying down does.” For indeed we all fall, but a saint is just a sinner who fell and got back up again.
Part of the battle is also the speed with which we recover. For the longer we stay down and ruminate, the deeper our wounds. Getting back up quickly is a great grace.
That lesson is beautifully illustrated in the video below. The picture is a bit fuzzy and the edits could have been better, but you won’t miss the point.
If you fall, fall on Jesus. And reach quickly for His hand to help you up.
Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win (1 Cor 9:22).