Everyone Makes Mistakes!
“For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.” James 3:2
As humans, we make mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are small; sometimes, they’re not. Sometimes the mistakes are big, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes the mistakes are awful; sometimes, they’re really not. Sometimes the mistakes are hilarious. However, the point is that we’re all human, and we’re all going to make mistakes because one of the most important things you learn in life is how to deal with making mistakes and learn how to own up to them, learn from them, and move on.
One of the best ways to learn how to deal with mistakes is to talk to people who have dealt with them well. For example, you could talk to your parents, teachers, pastor, or other role models about how they’ve dealt with their own mistakes. They’ll be able to share their wisdom and advice with you, which will help you learn how to move on from your mistakes. Remember, it’s okay to be human; if mistakes occur, learn from them to become a better person.
Acts 17:30 says, “Although God overlooked the ignorance of earlier times, He now commands all people everywhere to repent.”
Therefore, don’t be too hard on yourself. Proverbs 24:16 says, “For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up; but the wicked stumble in bad times.” We all make mistakes, and it’s important to learn how to forgive yourself and move on. Please don’t dwell on your mistakes; instead, learn from them and use them to make you a better version. You are forgiven no matter who you are or what you’ve done. This is the gospel – the good news – that we proclaim through Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior. So, I encourage you to be ready and accept the truth of God’s grace when you fall into a situation where you feel like you cannot forgive yourself.
The Bible is clear that God loves us, no matter what. In Romans 8:1, Paul says, “There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” This means that, no matter what you’ve done, if you’ve put your faith in Jesus, you are forgiven and accepted by God. Let that sink in for a moment. This doesn’t mean that you should go out and sin more since that would only bring condemnation to yourself. But it does mean that, no matter what, you are loved and accepted by God. This is the gospel – the good news. It’s a message of hope and love, and it’s something that we can proclaim to the world. Romans 8:2 says, “For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set you free from the law of sin and death.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for forgiving me all my sins.
2. Father, I am sorry for the past mistakes I made, and forgive me for the things I did wrong.
3. Lord, I pray you help me find my way back to where you are in Jesus’s name. Amen.