Why Fall When or if You Can Help It?


lady falls down.

She falls!

Let’s suppose you just tripped and fell on the floor, in front of a room full of people. You were really trying to impress them?   You fell, down, landed on your head; they laughed. You laughed back, only to keep from running and hiding. But to tell you the truth, you really felt like ____!

You tripped, you fall, you are so embarrassed, you thought about it, then you laughed back. You were laughing at yourself, but feeling like a fool on the inside.

Fell on my face, people laughed!

Man fall, people laughed!

Now suppose it went the other way; you tripped and fell in front of a crowd of people, they cried for you, you cried, and in stead or thinking about running away you let your shame be known. The ones watching you fall sincerely felt your pain, felt the anguish deep on the inside of the heart.  They sensed the true pain you felt. As a matter of fact everyone watching felt your pain. Everyone in the room just wanted to do something to make it right.

She fell, we cried together.

She fell, we cried together.

The real action in Falling…

Now look at the situations, think about the situations. Think about how you felt when you fell down, topple over, or slipped because some one else left something in your path. How would you feel if  someone  you knew fell.  What if you saw something in the pathway of another person and you left it there,  knowing that it could cause a serious slip or fall? Some falls make us laugh and some falls make us cry. But either way falling can hurt.  There can be fake falls which are usually part of an act, and there can be real falls. The ones I want to talk about are the real falls. The one that cannot be faked or planned. Some just happen, and some have been in the making. But either way, they are considered falls.  Any type of real fall can be a very big deal. I’ve seen commercials on television saying go to a doctor immediately, if you fall, there may be internal injuries. Those internal injuries can cause severe results even death!   

Let’s give thought to the meaning of falling in a general sense:    fall verb,  gerund or present participle: falling

  1. move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level.
    “bombs could be seen falling from the planes”
    synonyms: drop, descend, come down, go down; More

    “bombs began to fall”
    antonyms: rise
    • become detached accidentally and drop to the ground.
      “my sunglasses fell off and broke on the pavement”
    hang down.
    occur, arrive, or become clear as if by dropping suddenly.
    2. (of a person) lose one’s balance and collapse.
    “she fell down at school today”
    synonyms: topple over, tumble over, keel over, fall down/over, go head over heels, go headlong, collapse, take a spill, pitch forward; More

    informalcome a cropper
    “he tripped and fell”
    • throw oneself down, typically in order to worship or implore someone.
      “they fell on their knees, rendering thanks to God”
    • (of a tree, building, or other structure) collapse to the ground.
      “the house looked as if it were going to fall down at any moment”
      synonyms: collapse, cave in, crash in, fall down; More

      “the roof fell in”
    (of a building or place) be captured or defeated.
    “their mountain strongholds fell to enemy attack”
    synonyms: surrender to, yield to, submit to, give in to, capitulate to,
    succumb to;

    • die in battle.
      “an English leader who had fallen at the hands of the Danes”
      synonyms: die, perish, lose one’s life, be killed, be slain, be lost, meet one’s death; More

      informalbite the dust, croak, buy it, buy the farm
      “those who fell in the war”
      antonyms: flourish
    • archaic
      commit sin; yield to temptation.
      “it is their husband’s fault if wives do fall”
    • (of a government or leader) lose office.
    • (in sports) lose or be eliminated from play.
man fell down

man fell

According to,Barrett C. Miller Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury-producing accidents. They account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States.

Why are there so many falls? In part, it is because we fail to understand the complexity or the seriousness of same-surface slip-and-fall accidents. We assume that people fall because the floor is slick, because they are clumsy or careless, or because they step on a foreign object. These assumptions lead to investigations that are one-dimensional and to repeated accidents at the same location.

To understand causality,  and to determine responsibility for an accident, the investigator usually eliminates many possible causes. But people can fall for many reasons. Reasons can include the interaction of the walking surface with shoes; the environment, along with its distractions; and the physical and mental limitations of the victim.

Falls don’t “just happen,” . Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is often involved in a fall. A risk factor is something that increases a person’s risk or susceptibility to a medical problem or disease.

As the number of risk factors rises, so does the risk of falling. Many falls are associated with a person’s physical condition or a medical problem.

Falls can be deadly.

Falls can be devastating.

Falls are costly.

Falls are preventable.

What a Fall Might Mean: A fall could be a sign of a new medical problem that needs attention, such as an infection or a cardiovascular disorder. It could also suggest that a treatment for a chronic ailment is needed.

Biological risk factors

Behavioral risk factors

Environmental risk factors

Other risk factors include:
alcohol or substance use;
socioeconomic factors including poverty, overcrowded housing, sole parenthood, young maternal age;
underlying medical conditions, such as neurological, cardiac or other disabling conditions;
unsafe environments, particularly for those with poor balance and limited vision.

Prevention

Fall prevention strategies should be comprehensive and multifaceted. They should prioritize research and public health initiatives to further define the burden, explore variable risk factors and use effective prevention strategies. They should support policies that create safer environments and cut risk factors. They should promote engineering to remove the potential for falls, the training of health care providers on evidence-based prevention strategies; and the education of people and communities to build risk awareness.

Screening within living environments for risks for falls;
Clinical interventions to find risk factors, such as medication review and change, treatment of low blood pressure, Vitamin D and calcium supplementation, treatment of correctable visual impairment;
Home assessment and environmental change for those with known risk factors or a history of falling;
Prescription of proper assistive devices to discuss physical and sensory impairments;
Muscle strengthening and balance retraining prescribed by a trained health professional;
Community-based group involvement,  which may be used  as a prevention education and exercises or dynamic balance and strength training;
Use of hip protectors for those at risk of a hip fracture due to a fall.

lady falls

fall

One evening me and my daughter had an appointment downtown, and as we were walking on the sidewalk, I fell. Some people ran to help and others just stared. I was so embarrassed, and my daughter said it looked like I wanted to cry. To tell you the truth “I did want to cry. Felt like my whole being was shaken up, and I felt out of sync. I felt like I had just committed the unthinkable. I fell. I felt humiliated and disgust. After about 2 minutes I got up and brushed myself. If nobody has been around I probably would have just laid there. But I had to get up so I could be on my way.  See I know falls can be devastating. But since I was able to get up, I had too. To keep on my path, to finish what I started; we had an appointment.

The definition of a fall according to the MDS 3.0 has not changed but has been reworded and clarified. The following definition can be found in section J 1400 of the 3.0 RAI manual:  An unintentional change in position coming to rest on the ground, floor, or onto the next lower surface (e.g. onto a bed, chair or bedside mat). The fall may be witnessed, reported by a resident or an observer, or identified when the resident is found on the ground. Falls include any fall whether it occurred at home, out in the community, in an acute hospital, or in a nursing home. Falls are not a result of an overwhelming external force (e.g., a resident pushes another resident). An intercepted fall occurs when the resident would have fallen if he or she had not caught him or herself, or had not been intercepted by another person—this is still considered a fall.”   Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, January 2010,  Resident Assessment Instrument Manual, 3.0. American Medical Directors Association. 2003.Falls and Fall Risk: Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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Now if I took the above paragraph and changed the word in certain spots here is what you get! Your Fall can be physical or spiritual!

The definition of a fall according to The Bible , Gods Word has not changed but has been reworded and changed by some. The following definition can be found in section 1 Timothy 4:1-2 Paul said, “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

 2 Timothy 4:3-4   For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Hebrew 10:26-31 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Jeremiah 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee.

Hosea 11:7  And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. Saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Ezekiel 18:21-23  But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ezekiel 18:24  But if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live?  None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Peter 2:15  They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Peter 2:20-21 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. Any unintentional change in  your Christian position coming to rest on the ground of untrue word of others,  waddling in sin floor, or onto the next lower surface called  a hellish life (e.g. onto a sin, the death chair or bedside mat bowing down to satan). The fall may be witnessed, reported by a resident or an observer, or identified when the resident is found on the ground.  The fall can be,  and usually is witnessed by other Christians, your pastor  other church members or even sinners. Falls include any fall whether it occurred at home, out in the community, in an acute hospital, or in a nursing home.  Your fall may and can happen anywhere, but especially the  home church.  You leave it. Falls are not a result of an overwhelming external force (e.g., a resident pushes another resident). An intercepted fall occurs when the resident would have fallen if he or she had not caught him or herself, or had not been intercepted by another person—this is still considered a fall.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           When you give up on Christ or not trust in His Word, by not believing in anything He has said in His Word, then you open the doors to what is called a Fall!!!                                                                                                                                                                       most information gathered from the:Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, January 2010,Resident Assessment Instrument Manual, 3.0.                                                                                                                                                             Get into a church or in a position for you Christ-care and spiritual care guide can lead you to a standing position in Christ Jesus!  

So how many of us have fallen or falling right now? When I ask that question, I literally mean falling in your spiritual walk with God? A spiritual falling.  I used pictures of people falling so you may get the general idea. When a person falls away there may be reasons that they cannot explain. On the other hand there may be reasons they can explain. Just to make sure you may understand here are some reasons:

What does the Bible say about Christians in the last days “falling” from their faith and going back into the world?
Hebrews 6:6 describes someone who was in the process and completely left it.     Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.          Hebrews 10:26 describes someone who has not only left the process but is very much against God. The key word in that verse is “willfully”.                                                                      Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remained no more sacrifice for sins.                                                              Hebrews 6:4-6 – It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

Now: What exactly might a spiritual fall mean?  A spiritual fall is departing from God and His commands”. It means to stop honoring God and His mighty works. It means to let someone influence you to turn away from God. It means stop believing in God and His awesome power. It means falling back, to your old ways. It mean to give up on God. It means to let your thoughts and actions  influence you to sin against God. By demonstrating you are your own man and not a man or woman of God anymore. Demonstrating you willingness to act apart from God. All that means, to fall away in the spiritual sense, away from God.

 So why do so many of us FALL? The big question.

Because we have human nature in us and its there forever. For unless we fight it, to beat it into submission of obeying God commands. Most of us can’t or won’t fight the temptation that turns us away. Some of us don’t know how to fight. So we just quietly fall away. Some of us become tired, some weary, bored and just plain fed up. Then again some of us just will not submit to God. We would rather deny Him than to obey Him. Then again some of us believe so strongly in other people, so when they fall we fall too. Nonetheless some of us let others lead us away.  Some believe other people truths, and forget Gods truths. Some people let others convince them not believe in God. Then again people believe in a false god that others have told them about. Some people just don’t feel its worth it. And a lot of people just don’t care one way or another. On the other hand some once believed in God, and stopped. Some felt like the cost was just too much. Others feel like the world has so much more to offer and it does. Otherwise  some have fallen because the world called their name! Whatever the reason(s) may be; We Fall! But God made allowances for when we fall, so that we may never have to stay in the fall. We can get up and walk from the fall and thank God. With some falls you will need help getting up, but if it is a bad fall you may need to call 911. But either way you got up.  You are living to change the situation and  to examine reasons for the fall. Now some falls can cause you your life. But remember falls just don’t happen! The floor was wet, the sole of the shoe might have come a loose. Your leg or ankle may have given out or twisted, something may have blocked your view. Or maybe there was something left in the pathway and you tripped. But either way Fall don’t just happen. There is always a source. If you don’t believe me what do you ask your self or what do you say when you fall to the floor in front of lots of people, or even if you fall alone in a dark room. The first thins you say may be, I slipped, or I didn’t see the water spot, or my leg just twisted or you might say I forgot to tie my shoe string or it must have come a loose. But what ever, you will do or  say something.  Some people make jokes about their falls and some become angry because you felt like it was someone else fault you fell. The only time you can’t say or do something, is if you are knocked unconscious.

According to The Israel of God& Bro. Buie, specialist in Israelite History  and the Christian Life, The Downfall of Man

According to Allen Webster, people fall away for many reasons and causes.

According to Prince Handley, The Covering & False Teachers

falling leaves

leaves turn and fall

      The great fall of mankind, ask Adam or Eve, we’re still falling but, it is Jesus Christ who lifts us up. Nobody wants to fall!

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