Missing the Mark

Missing the Mark

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Michele Frangilli set an Olympic record in archery in 1996. His score of 684 is considered a remarkable achievement. Yet it falls short of perfection. In other words, the best archer in Olympic history failed to hit the target every time. He missed at times.

His failures remind us that none of us can be perfect, in archery or life. As Paul wrote, all of us “have sinned and fall short.” He used a word that means to miss the mark, not to receive the prize. All of us make mistakes, even the best person.

Yet God provided a way to be forgiven. How? When we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. This is true for anyone, no matter who we are or what we have done.

Failures can be crushing experiences. They can discourage us and cause us to feel defeated. But God still loves us when we miss the mark. We are not disqualified. Instead, failures should humble us and drive us to seek Him. We need to realize that He sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins.

These truths apply to everyone. Remember, you are not perfect. You will make mistakes and miss the mark. When you do, confess your sins before God. Then, accept His forgiveness. Always remember that people everywhere need this Good News! Tell them how they can be freed and forgiven!