if we didn't make mistakes, we wouldn't be human. And while being human can be daunting at times, its all we can be .
i have no secret here on how to free yourself from mistakes. What i have is better, and it was given to me, freely. . . . Grace. God's unwavering Grace.
There is nothing you need to do to earn this. Romans 11:6 "And if by grace, then it can not be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace." it is freely given. Ephesians 1:6 "to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves."
i don't know why, but when i mess up, i find it harder to accept the grace that is offered to me. i think of all the reasons why i shouldn't be able to have it. Or how i have failed at my task at hand, so i don't deserve grace. Simple answer, i don't.
i dont deserve grace, none of us do. There is not one thing i have done in my life that can earn such as this.
One of Websters definitions of Grace is: a virtue coming from God. Directly from God, how amazing is that?!
i don't claim to know all the answers, but i know the One who does. i also know without a doubt, that i will make more than my share of mess ups, and screw ups in life. And that even when i feel there is not an ounce of forgiveness left, my Savior will be there. i know that sometimes i will walk hand in hand with Him out of a situation, and others he will carry me through. i also know i can whine and complain throughout these times, (which i may do during some because after all, i'm not perfect), or i can choose to grow from these times. i can run away from Him or to Him, these are my choices. How will i let these mistakes shape me, and who i am meant to be in Christ?
My prayer for my life, and for yours, is that we grow stronger through these times. That we don't always run away from our mistakes, but learn from them, becoming stronger in Christ so we can grow into who He called us to be. Accepting the Grace he has given. if life was easy, we wouldn't learn to rely on Him.
Hebrews 13:25 "Grace be with you all."