Someone has said, "Experience comes from what we have done. Wisdom comes from what we have done badly." Hopefully there is some truth in that statement. In other words we are able to learn even from our mistakes. First, we must admit that we made a mistake. We can't play the blame game. To accept responsibility is a necessary step to moving forward. Denial only delays recovery. Second, be willing to accept input from others concerning what would have been a better option. If one does not seek advice before making the mistake, the second best option is to seek advise afterwards. Third, do not dwell on the mistake. Considering and learning from our mistakes is different than dwelling on the mistake to the point it becomes a hindrance to future progress.
The apostle Peter certainly made his share of mistakes, but he turned those mistakes into opportunities for personal growth. He became stronger and wiser in his service. The last thing Peter wrote wasn't about his own perfection, or about how we can live a mistake free life. The last thing Peter wrote was this, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (II Peter 3:18)
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Church News: Sunday, November 21, we will have a potluck fellowship after our morning service. Everyone is invited.