Monday, July 16, 2012

Second Chances

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

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:


  1. Powerful. That is about all I can say. We all have to remember that only one person is in control and that he will reveal Himself to us in his time. Waiting is the hardest part but when he does it is be most incredible thing imaginable. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Heidi,

    Thanks for your note! I agree with you.

    I'm currently reading a book by Francis Chan entitled, "Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God". It's a great book! In the chapter I was just reading today, it stated, "...God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through." That's tough to swallow, but it's true. #LearningtheHardWay

  3. I will definately check out that book. Francis Chan and Andy Stanley are going to be at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta in October. It looks like it will be a few very intense days learning and worshiping.

  4. That sounds like a great line-up! I finished up Crazy Love and now I'm on to "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman. So far, this book has proven to be excellent.