Life is fraught with unforeseen happenings. No matter whether you plan or you don’t plan, what will be will be. As a Christian, a follower and disciple of Jesus Christ, my aim is to adhere to what I know by God’s Word, to be commandments of God, but my status in no way depends upon how well I do at keeping those. My salvation is bought and paid for in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Yet I still feel disappointment with myself when I fail, and it’s easy to get very discouraged. In those moments I try to remember to tell myself what I would tell any other Christian who is struggling, and that is, “you are going to sin, that’s why Jesus had to die”. That doesn’t excuse the sin. I still need to confess my sin. But the fact that I feel bad about having sinned to begin with, is proof I’m one of His sheep.