There are many moments in life when we get down on ourselves for our past
mistakes and shortfalls and we don't allow ourselves to quickly move on
and get past that situation. What we must realize is that mistakes are a
part of life and they serve a purpose in teaching us lessons that we can
use later in life. A mistake can only hurt us when we don't learn the
lesson from it. Every situation whether good or bad can serve a purpose
for us in the long run. We just have to have a teachable spirit and allow
ourselves to triumph over every situation that comes our way.
The lessons I've learned have made me better and have allowed me to not
get down on myself when I falter and fail. Falling down is not the
problem; staying down is the problem. We might fall down seven times, but
we have to get back up and try again. My best advice to anyone is to
never give up in life. There is a reason and purpose for everything that
comes our way. The Lord is able to take every negative situation and turn
it around for our good. We simply must stay in faith and allow the Lord
to work in our lives.
Be encouraged to stop asking why and simply start trusting the Lord. Even
if we received every answer that has been repeating in our minds for
years, we still wouldn't be satisfied. Asking why keeps us stagnant,
unmotivated and unmoved. We should stop questioning and start living.
Live your life to its fullest potential and enjoy every blessing that you
are lucky enough to possess. This life is temporary and everything
associated with it will one day pass away so do your best to get past your
past and start living for your today's and your tomorrows.
I hope this message inspires and encourages your heart to enjoy the gift
of today. Do not focus on your past mistakes, but rather focus on your
GETTING IT RIGHT
A young boy was sitting in the back seat of the car eating an apple. He
poked his father in the front seat and asked, “Daddy, why does my apple
turn brown?” His father answered, “When the skin is removed from the
apple, air reaches the flesh of the apple and causes oxidation. This
changes the apple's molecular structure and results in a brownish color.”
After a long pause, a small voice from the back seat asked, “Daddy, are
you talking to me?”
I know how that boy feels. Sometimes I want answers to some of those
confusing problems we all run up against. I want someone to explain how to
get through difficult times or tell me what to do in a tough situation. I
just want to get it right.
But I think I identify a bit more with the father whose daughter asked him
if he would help her with some homework.
“I'm sorry,” he replied. “It wouldn't be right.”
“Well,” she said, “at least you could try.”
Problem is, I don't always have the answers I need. And nobody else seems
too, either. So I blunder ahead worried that I'll never get it “right.”
But I'm beginning to learn something about not knowing what to do and
making a poor choice. That is -- I don't HAVE TO always get it right. I
don't have to always know what to do all the time. All I really need to do
is try my best, learn from the mistakes and go on.
The affable Dr. Leo Buscaglia once said, “No one gets out of this world
alive, so the time to live, learn, care, share, celebrate, and love is
now.” Which is pretty hard to do when you're waiting for the answers first.
So you got it wrong. You made a mistake. So what. Forgive yourself and
try again. Even if you don't get out of this world alive, you can get
plenty of life out of this world if you're not too worried about always
getting it right.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that
giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
2 Corinthians 4:15-17 “For all things are for your sakes, that the
abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory
of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which
is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory.”
Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD...”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I
deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and
shew him My salvation.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: YOU ARE IMPORTANT
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD IS FAITHFUL
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry