Learning To Embrace Your Mistakes

Did you know that the secret to becoming a wise person is to make mistakes? Did you also know that making mistakes is the greatest step you can take into becoming a succesful person? Sounds hard to believe right?

If you’re just like me you probably oftentimes hinder yourself from making certain decisions to avoid feeling ashamed or looking like a fool. If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self that it is okay to make mistakes. It is all part of this thing called life! For a long time, I would beat myself up for all the mistakes I had made. I felt ashamed and simply unworthy of God’s blessings and love. I paid attention to every little detail of my mistakes to the point where I felt that I could not revive myself. It began to take over me. At that point, I became someone who was embarrassed about themselves. I even felt ashamed to talk to God. I felt as though he wouldn’t answer my prayers. On the outside, I would smile and laugh but deep down I was upset at everything I let myself go through. I would ask myself, “Why did I let him run over me?” or ” Why did I give up on myself so easily?”. Little did I know that these mistakes were helping me grow. These big and small mistakes were preparing me for a more fruitful, knowledgeable and understanding life. Let’s be honest, experience is the best teacher! There is no ifs or buts about it. I used to think that I could learn from the mistakes of others… WRONG. In order to really learn you need to make a couple mistakes or two of your own.

I remember back in my junior year of college, I decided to start learning how to drive. I was so focused on making a mistake that I didn’t give myself the opportunity to really learn. I was so worried about failing that I ended up actually failing my first road test. Yes, I took my road test twice! As time went on, I started to realize that mistakes aren’t meant to harm you. They are meant to teach you and make you a better person in life. They are meant to educate you. It is the greatest teacher of all time… apart from Jesus anyway.

In this journey called life, you are bound to make mistakes. Mistakes don’t just stop happening either. Those who personally know me and know the things that I have gone through can tell you that I am one hard-headed person. In the past, I made the same mistake over and over again to the point where some of my friends began to ignore me. They were fed up with having to correct me. They were fed up with having to repeat themselves. However, what they failed to realize is that everyone learns from their mistakes at a different pace and at a different time. Truth be told, if it wasn’t for constant prayers and me desperately asking God for help, I wouldn’t have realized that this was all part of his plan for me.

Fortunately for me, a notification from Sprinkle of Jesus appeared on my phone and it said :

“Don’t let your mistakes pull you away from God. He can still use you for all your wrongs”

I then made it my duty to seek God in all my doings. I began to pray to God and ask for more wisdom and knowledge. I knew that he was going to use me and help me through my fallen decisions. YOU are much more than your mistakes. Learn to embrace them and let it transform you…


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