by: April D. Byrd
Until we learn to own our mistakes and grow from them, we can never fully own our triumphs.Yesterday there was a big ruckus at my job, one of the ladies asked another to pray for her (I currently work at a ministry) The matter of casting out demons and it's implications were thrown around and some people in the camp were freaked out or uncomfortable with the whole thing. As the situation was blown out of proportion, the woman who asked the other for prayer was very regretful.
She stated. "I wish I had never done it, then all this never would've happened." I reminded her of the power she has. Mistakes are made to help grow us and we shouldn't be ashamed of whatever decisions we've made, but observe and learn from them. Her actions produced a ripple affect, and so did mine for the particular situation.
As a result, I observed that the big fiasco that was made from the situation was a result of the power she has. Now wouldn't it be great to use that same power to make an impact with purpose and direction from God?
Even though at the time she was clueless... She was moving! Mistakes are a sign that we're making effort, and when were making effort we're operating in power. Let's Own our power fully. Effort is a sign of life, movement and growth. There must be growth after trial and error. We can make mistakes, but we have to learn from them and not live in regret, lest we be stagnant.
When we make a mistake the way out is to take up wisdom, right then and there. admit it, seek God, and grow from it. Wisdom is a way out, and it is an escape from our error.
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it" (1 Corinthians 10:13).
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