"Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
(Lamentations 5:21 KJV)
When we are working and we make a mistake, we usually just try to correct it or make it error free, or we may apologize for making it. Some of these choices are better than others but the best is to ask of the Lord for wisdom to correct it (James 3:17). Think of your mistake as an opportunity to improve on what you are doing and start thinking, "What did I do wrong? What could I have done that would have been better?" Start using our mistakes to correct what we do wrong in our lives. Continue trying to find ways to improve on what you are doing, it is far better than even correcting our mistakes. Pray for wisdom from God. What we need to do is to turn our mistakes into "gifts"--"gifts" for Our Awesome God.
Whatever we do, we tend to do the same thing with our sins that we do with our "mistakes". Before we decide which way to go with our sins, we need to remember that Our Awesome God doesn't throw us away or hide us. He helps us with our corrections. He redeems us and shows us the best way to handle our sins and "mistakes". Prayer will help and give you the answer but take the time to hear His answer. What would our Lord suggest? Don't add to your one "mistake" with another "mistake", find the correct answer (James 1:5-8).
The "mistake" in your life can have life changing consequences. Remember Paul on the Damascus Road. He turned his life around with God's help and worked the way God wanted. In spite of Paul's history of persecuting Christians, Our Awesome God used him to spread the gospel around the world and to save many more from their lives of sin than he had persecuted for being a Christian (Acts 9:3-6).
The really important thing is not the "mistake" but that you know Jesus Christ and that you ask Him to help. Yes, correct the "mistakes" and make it better if you can, but make your life better because of those "mistakes".
If you need to learn something, Our Awesome God may use a "mistake" to help you see a problem and find the best answer for it. God also can use a "mistake" to make your life more productive and you a better Christian. Actually, Our Awesome God wants you to become free of those "mistakes". He loves you and offers you plenty of help correct your "mistakes".
If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God or someone who has never been a Christian or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 10:30 AM for worship and caring from our church of Christians. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We welcome all people and love them!
Flo & Bill