I want to encourage you to keep pressing and keep moving forward despite what you are currently experiencing. Keep your eyes on the goal. The Message version of Proverbs 24:16 says, “No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long; Soon they’re up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces. “Making mistakes or just plain messing up is a part of life. The important thing to remember is that you don’t stay there. Get up, learn the lesson, and keep moving.
When you make a mistake, no matter how big or small, you will never progress to the end goal if you stay where you are. People may choose to say that they failed, but I prefer to think of it as a learned lesson. It’s your perception of the situation that matters. In our strive for perfection, there have to be some mishaps along the way. It is only when those mishaps happen that we learn what works and what does not work. A mess-up can be a good thing because it is a time for reflection and regrouping. Out of the review comes a plan that you will then move forward with. Don’t allow minor setbacks to hinder you from doing and being all that God has called you to do and be. This can be applied to every area of your life, from dealing with your family to work. Don’t allow anything to stop you from reaching your goal. Don’t make the mistake of never trying at all or giving up because it gets too hard. What may seem hard to you is nothing for the God we serve. Even if it looks like you are going through the most challenging season of your life, keep pushing because God has anointed you for this! He wants you utterly dependent upon Him.
This topic was one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn. I was very hard on myself when I made mistakes. Being so critical of myself became a hindrance instead of a help. It does more harm than good and opens doors for other issues such as low self-esteem and pride, to name a few. Again, I say that your perception, how you view the mistakes, has to change. We must begin to take the opportunity to view and examine situations through the eyes of Father God. He takes what was meant for our bad and makes it for our good. Stop thinking that God wants you to perfect. If we were perfect, we wouldn’t need Him. II Corinthians 12:9 says, But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me. God does not stop talking to us when we miss it. God is always speaking, and He is always there. He promises to be with us always, in the good and the bad. So take heart! If things did not work out the way that you thought, they would find another way. Seek guidance and ask God to direct your footsteps. Whatever God called you through, He will see you through. So I encourage you to keep moving and don’t give up!!