There are many moments in life when we get down on ourselves because of
past mistakes or shortfalls and we allow our failures to keep us stagnant
and unable to move forward towards a successful future. What we must
understand is that making mistakes are a part of life and nobody in this
world is immune to mistakes. The most important thing though is learning
from those mistakes and becoming better because of them. We must use what
we've learned and move forward in life in confidence knowing that even
though we have fallen short in the past, we can become better, wiser and
stronger because of those lessons and we can use that to better our future.
Never get down on yourself because you have failed. If you do, you need
to dust yourself off and stand up again knowing that a new beginning is
waiting for you. That's the great thing about God. He is willing to
forgive us of all of our mistakes, create within us a clean and new heart
and most beautifully, He will give us a new beginning. We simply must
believe in ourselves again and reach for the blessings that God has
prepared for our future. (Psalm 103:17) (Psalm 103:2-5) (Psalm 51:10-13)
I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to stop
questioning your past and start believing for a better and brighter
future. When we do, great changes take place in our life.
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
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 56:9-11 “When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back:
this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise His word: in the LORD
will I praise His word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid
what man can do unto me.”
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.”
Psalm 51:1-3 “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my
transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from
my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: PRAISE HIM
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Today's Selected Testimony: FROM DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry