“But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded. Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in Jesus. They stumbled over the great rock in their path.” Romans 9:31-32 NLT



Get back right, I had to get back right
Get back right, I had to get back right
Get back right, I had to get back right
Fell off, lost my cool, whoa Zay’
Bounce back, got dirt on my shoe, jump back right
When you got real power, you can’t lose (you can’t lose)
I had to get back right, I had to get back right

Get Back Right by Lecrae

There’s a lot of us that are trying to get back right. Somewhere along the way we fell off of our righteous path. It’s easy to do. Especially when you’re trying to do so in your own power.

When we try to get right by being religious we will stumble every time. The only way we are righteous is through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus came into this sinful world but never got contaminated by sin. He gave his life as a substitution for ours. He died as a sacrifice once and for all for our sins. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior God sees us as right!

Outside of surrendering our will to God we can’t get right.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the word became flesh and lived among us. When we accept Jesus he who is the Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light for our pathway.

  1. You can’t get right without the word. Jesus didn’t come to destroy the law but to fulfill the law. We must read God’s Word and be in relationship with the word so that we get the full understanding of the Word.
  2. You can’t get right by being religious and keeping a bunch of rules and regulations. God wants a relationship with you through Jesus.
  3. You can’t get right by human effort alone. The first thing they teach you in the 12 steps of recovery is that you can’t get right without God. 

I’d like to leave you with the 12 steps to consider for whatever you’re trying to get right from:

1 We admitted we were powerless over _________—that our lives had become unmanageable.
2 Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3 Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5 Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6 Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7 Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10 Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
11 Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12 Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other people trying to get right and to practice these principles in all our affairs.