We can be running towards the goal and trip over something. Stumbling isn’t the end of the world; staying down is.
We were made to flourish. God made us in His image for relationship and mission. He plucked us for eternity and placed us on the planet to steward His plans.
When we lost our connection to God, we lost our way. God couldn’t leave us separated and without purpose, so He sent love incarnate to earth to rescue, redeem and restore us.
Now through Jesus Christ and the finished work on the cross, we can receive righteousness and abundant grace by faith. The more we meditate on God’s amazing grace for us, the more we will be fueled by grace, so that we easily get back up when we fall; and step back into the amazing destiny we are made for.
Hebrews 12:1-2 - Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.