I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. – Phil 3:12 (NLT)
I remember a time when I was mean to another kid at church. I wanted so badly for others to think I was funny that I didn’t even think about how it was going to make that kid feel. So I played a joke on this kid, and never took into account how badly it would make him feel.
After I made fun of the kid, I got in trouble with a teacher. Once I got caught, I felt really bad. From that time on, I realized how my actions could hurt other people and that I had made a mistake.
In life, we all make mistakes. There’s no way to stop that. We are going to have times when we make poor choices. In the end, however, what really matters is how you respond to your mistakes.
Your response to mistakes is important. You can choose to let mistakes stop you, or you can choose to let your mistakes make you better.
Today’s Truth: You get to choose whether mistakes stop you or make you better.
Mistakes can be a really good opportunity to learn. So today, determine that you aren’t going to let your mistakes stop you. Rather, choose to learn from your mistakes.
Decide to let your mistakes be teachers. Learn from them and get better!