See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
Last week I was reading Chris’ devotion for the night and as I was reading it struck me that this is great advice not only for children but for everyone.
Do you ever make mistakes? I know that I have made my fair share of mistakes in my life. Some big and some small, but you might be saying how can a person who is meant to lead by example make mistakes. Let me tell you, even if you’re a very good person, you are bound to make a mistake or two – everyone does.
When you do something you shouldn’t have done, here are some things you can do:
- Apologize to the people you’ve hurt, and ask for their forgiveness
- Fix the things you’ve messed up or broken
- Don’t make the same mistake again
- Ask God for His forgiveness (which by the way, He will give to you instantly)
- Get busy doing something you can be proud of
- Don’t be too hard on yourself … even if you made a mistake, you’re still a very, very special person!
Great words of advice for when we make mistakes in our life, the problem seems to be when our pride gets in the way, and we do not want to admit that we have made a mistake. I know in my life there have been many occasion when my pride has caused me to be stubborn and not admitted that I had made a mistake, even when I knew that I was wrong. Did you know that it does not hurt you to admit that you Are not perfect and that you can and do make mistakes. A matter of fact owning up to your mistakes can make your relationship with other people incredibly strong; it also makes your relationship with God incredibly strong.
Dear Lord, I make mistakes, and when I make them, I’m sorry. Help me be quick to admit my mistakes, and just as quick to ask for forgiveness. Amen.