Out of all the disciples, Peter was the one who believed that failure couldn’t happen to him. But it did in a big way.
1. We are all capable of failing. Don’t believe the lie that says, “If you were a true Christian you wouldn’t have failed like that.” When God saves you, your spirit is immediately changed. But until your emotions, appetites, and desires come under the control of Christ you’ll always struggle in certain areas. This has nothing to do with your salvation and everything to do with spiritual MATURITY.
2. We must be willing to repent. You can’t overcome temptation and sin in your own strength.
3. Once we are free, we stay free by helping others. God takes us out of a bad situation to place us in a good one. The way to keep what we have is to give it to others.