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You Can Turn Around!

Luke 15:17 KJV

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

One of the worst things you can do when you are headed in the wrong direction is to just keep going! As a Pastor, this is one of the most discouraging things that you see in the lives of people. They are heading in the wrong direction, getting the wrong results, but they just keep going. Can you honestly expect to get different results while following the same plan? This thought process contradicts the Bible. The Bible tells us that the results we receive will be directly correlated to the decisions we make and actions we take (Galatians 6:7-8). Galatians 6:8 in The Passion Translation says, “The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted.”

In our text scripture above we have a young man that decided to go his way. He asked his father for his inheritance and his father gave it to him. He did not listen to his father’s advice, but did just as he wanted. He also received the results of doing it his way! He didn’t just end up in the pigpen of life, he actually ended up in the pigpen!

While it’s not a good idea to follow the prodigal son’s initial choices, it is very wise to follow his decision once he realized what he’d done! Luke 15:17 says, “And when he came to himself…” When he realized what he had done, he made some changes! He did not just keep going! He turned around and headed back home!

Maybe today you are reading this and you know you are not where you are supposed to be in life or in your walk with God. You need to also know that you can turn around! You have a loving Heavenly Father that is plenteous in mercy and ready to forgive (Psalms 86:5). Simply turn to Him, ask Him to forgive you, and He will forgive, restore, and wash you of your sins (1 John 1:9). You can turn around!

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