This post is part of the Five Minute Friday 10 day Writing Challenge. A five-minute free write to the daily prompt. The prompt for day nine is MISTAKE. You can also find me over at the Inspire Me Mondays link-up
Today is a no-nonsense post. We don’t have any time to waste.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Dwelling on mistakes isn’t productive, so don’t do it anymore. It’s a waste of time.
Take if from a “dweller”, looking back on our mistakes is a complete waste of time. The older I get the clearer this becomes. We all have less and less time to waste every day.
I know, depending on the mistake, forgetting it is easier said than done. Well, when we think about mistakes, the good news is that God doesn’t make them.
We can make mistakes all over the place, but God still loves us. Not all mistakes are sins, but those that are must be dealt with.
Know this, you are here at this very moment because God loves you. He thought of you long before you arrived and continues to think of you every day (Psalm 139:16-17). God has a good and perfect will. Find out what it is and live in it.
Easier said than done again, but doable with help. His help.
Sometimes, it might not feel like God loves you, or hears you, or can help you. Life can be harder when we live it in the consequences of our mistakes, but you don’t have to do life alone. God is waiting to do life with you.
We acknowledge our mistakes or sins. Ask for God’s forgiveness, and move on in step with God’s plan for your life.
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior yet, then it’s time. Living life without Jesus so isn’t productive, so don’t do it anymore. It is a waste of time.
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AMEN. We need to get over ourselves and rest in the fact that God loves us and sent His Son to redeem us and our brokenness.
It’s so easy to get tripped up in our own story when we stop focusing on His. Thanks.
It’s so easy to ruminate and dwell on our mistakes. The older I get, the easier it is for me to stop this unhealthy practice. It serves no purpose. God loves me (faults, mistakes, and all), so I need to love myself enough to forgive and forget.