As I was pondering over the past year, I realized it had been a year like no other. I had to make many big decisions. I started questioning myself about some of these decisions. Did I do the right thing? Did I do the best thing? Did I say the right thing? Am I going to regret some of the decisions? Who’s to say if I bought the right house for the right amount? Who is the judge and jury on that? And what are the consequences if I didn’t do “it” right or messed it up?

The answer, there isn’t a right or wrong. There may be consequences to my decisions, but am I still okay? Is God still there? Is He going to walk me through any consequences?

Yes. Yes. Yes. I am still okay. God is still there and God will walk me through the consequences. I didn’t mess up. I may have made some poor choices this past year, but I didn’t mess up the most important thing. The most important thing in life is my relationship with God – and I can’t mess that up. Since I am in Him and He is in me, then all is well. He is with me. I am okay. He will guide me through life. He will not leave me or forsake me.

As His child, my relationship with Him is solid, and I am free to live out of who I am as His child. I have been born into His family and nothing can change that fact. I am free to “succeed” or “fail” in the things I do. I am free to make choices and walk with Him in the outcome. I get to experience Him in the joys and the pain. He is with me and I am with Him. He is the One who gives me life and value and I can’t mess that up. My relationship with Him is solid and permanent no matter my choices.


Pam O’Gwin
Director of Training – Discipleship/Counselor – Conference Speaker
Grace Ministries International
Work Phone: 770-690-0433
Work Email: