There really are few second chances. If any.

There really are few second chances. If any.

Which also makes our first chance…and first impressions…so incredibly important.

Oh, I know, we always say “God gives second chances” and “You’ll get another chance”.

And, that’s based on some truth…but it’s really not.

True, that is.

There are actually very few second chances.

We try so hard to do it all over again, but in the process, I wonder if we waste a lot of energy…trying to create a second chance that will never come.

Circumstances will be different. You’ll know more. You’ll know better. You’ll be experienced. Everyone around you will have changed. You’ll have a hard time getting all the factors aligned exactly as with the first chance.

It will likely never be the same again.

You can try as many times as you like. You can begin again.

God extends grace after grace after grace…far more than your sins will ever wear out…

But, second chance…maybe not.

You’ll just be disappointed trying to produce a second chance that never comes.

And, that’s okay. Don’t be dismayed.

A fresh start is always better than a second chance.

If that’s true…if there are few second chances…

And I’m fully convinced it is…

Don’t try for a second chance.

Make it another first chance.

Only do it better this time.

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10 thoughts on “There really are few second chances. If any.

  1. Ron! It's true. Our God is a God of second chances. But, the opportunity we get will never be the same. In this journey of faith life, we need to learn our failures and be careful enough not to repeat the same.

    As directed in Philippians 3:13-14, it is good to 'forget what is behind and strain toward what is ahead, and press on toward the goal"

  2. This post reminded me of a quote in Narnia where Aslan says, "Things rarely happen the same way twice, dear one. But what will happen is another matter entirely."
    Twitter: KariScare

  3. I agree! Sometimes I think we have gotten into a "sloppy Christianity" as we have been influenced by our culture, where anything goes whenever and however you feel it! I truly believe the standard is that God wants our 1st choice to be the right choice. We need to adapt this mind set: From every moment to every choice today, I will make the right choice 1st! AWE-GOD!
    Twitter: kmac4him

  4. So important to take it all in and try to do it right the first chance…..but, thankful to know I can try, try again!