Lately, I have been having a hard time with making mistakes. It seems that I get all bent out of shape which usually looks like me crying hysterically about the problem and my daughter looking at me in awe of how fast my mood changed. I know that sounds funny and very over dramatic but unfortunately, it has become my reality. Somewhere along the line of my life, I have created a fear of failure. And this has grown into even fearing the simplest mistakes that I make or even someone in my family makes.
I even realized that I make my worst mistakes when I am very emotional or in a rush. Being emotional clouds my judgment and being in a rush leaves me with no time to pray or seek proper guidance on a matter. So I felt led to explore more about this topic and I found the Bible says in Romans 3:23 KJV "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." This verse serves as a reminder that I am not the only one who has made mistakes before and surely will not be the last one either.
I also came across Psalm 37:23-24 KJV which says, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand." This verse gave me hope that even when I make a mistake God has not abandoned me. Also, I am comforted in knowing that God understands that I will make mistakes along my walk of faith but it is my responsibility to not keep making the same mistakes over and over again. This is echoed in 2 Peter 2:22 KJV "But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire."
I do realize crying hysterically will not solve the mistakes I will make or have made. So I must be willing to implement a new approach which begins with prayer and seeking guidance from God on all matters. Lastly, my hope is that you will do the same!