1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)
10[But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which] was bestowed [upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.]
When you make a mistake, unfortunately, the critics and naysayers come out of the woodwork. People will tell you, “You’re all washed up. It’s too late.” If you wear that label, it will keep you from the amazing future God has in store. God says, “My grace is bigger than any mistake.” God says, “I can still get you to your destiny.” God says, “I will give you beauty for those ashes. I’ll pay you back double for the unfair things that have happened.”
You wouldn’t be alive unless God had another victory in your future. Why don’t you take off the “washed up” label? Take off the “failure,” “guilty,” “condemned” labels and put on some new labels: redeemed, restored, forgiven, bright future, new beginning. His grace is sufficient!!
James 4:6-7 (AMP)
6[But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). 7[So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. ]
Resist means to actively fight against. If you don’t know where trials and evil come from, you’ll end up submitting to what you should be resisting. When you submit to God (come under His mission), He’ll give you more than enough grace to overcome every trial and all evil. Have faith in His grace!!