Then she cried out, "Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!" When he woke up, he thought, "I will do as before and shake myself free." But he didn't realize the LORD had left him. (Judges 16:20 NLT)
How many sporting teams have lost games because they "fumbled away opportunities?" Whether it be baseball, basketball, football, or any other sport, games have been lost because players have dropped the ball.
The same hold true in the lives of believers. We fumble the ball when we fail to execute the biblical game plan, or through lack of devotion. We concentrate too much on our own self importance and fail to promote the person and work of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you check out the lives of Abraham, Lot, Samson, Saul, David, and Peter, you see instances where they fumbled (dropped) the ball in everyday decisions. But at the same time they received restoration and forgiveness by confessing their miscues and turning back to God.
We all fumble the ball at times, but aren't you glad have we worship a Savior who stands ready to forgive and restore us when we recognize and admit our sins? Our God is a God is second chances.