So, you’ve gone and done it again! It never fails, but you’ve put your foot in your mouth for the hundredth time… Maybe you’ve lost your temper… Or made a decision for selfish reasons instead of one which would benefit the good of another… Maybe you’ve told a lie… Or taken something that wasn’t yours to take… Perhaps you succomed to an old temptation… The bottom line is that you’ve made a mistake. So, here’s my question – will you try to hide from it, cover it up or make excuses? If your answer is yes, then…
Whether you’ve sinned or just made a mistake, and whether it was intentional or not, I pray you get caught and are held accountable. I even pray the same for myself, friends. And if you’re questioning my sanity by now, I’m OK with that too, because at least it means you’re still reading this :)
Every Mistake is an Opportunity!
Mistakes, correction and constructive criticism are good, as is exposure and the truth. While all these things may at times be painful, they are also OPPORTUNITIES for GROWTH and CHANGE! I believe God allows our weaknesses to be exposed, because it offers us an opportunity to change and become more like Jesus. Of course, that is our choice and we’ll either accept it as such or ignore it and continue on in our own flesh, repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
Do not be afraid, angry, ashamed or feel inadequate, because you’ve fouled up. Instead, I challenge you to feel empowered and excited for the opportunity to realize what parts of you God wants you to change so you can be more like Him.
Here’s another thought… if we’re not making mistakes, we’re not growing or learning anything new.
Pro 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.
Pro 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.