Have you ever felt like you needed a second chance at something?
There have been times that I've just wanted a do-over.
Times when I just wanted to go back a few months and start all over again. Times when I wanted to start my month, my week or my day over. There are even some people out there that wish they could start their life over. But, we can't.
The good news is that no matter who you are, what you've done, what kind of messes you've made...God allows second chances.
There are no do-overs. But, there ARE start-overs.
Sometimes when we are down to nothing, God is up to something. When we are tired...heartbroken...helpless...that's when He shows up...right in the center of it. It's in these times where we find ourselves finally throwing our hands up and giving it to God. Sometimes He meets us in the darkest places and the scariest alleys.
In many cases, what we want and what we need are two different things. It can be a painful transition between the two as he detours us to where we need to be. But, where He's taking us is *so* much better than where we originally planned.
And that, my friends, is what we call God's Will.
If you've never heard the testimony of Jim Monroe, I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen to the video below from iamsecond.com.
And, check out this unbelievable video of Carlos Whittaker's song, "God of Second Chances". During the filming, a homeless man ventures up and joins him. Check it out here: