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Monday, November 14, 2016

Mistakes and How We Should Deal with Them

No one likes to admit their mistakes. I know I do not. But, we need to do so in order to obtain forgiveness and mercy.

I want you to think about a major mistake you made in your life. I am not here to open old wounds or have you confess your sins to me. I am asking that you think about how you handled the situation. Did you try to hide or deny it? When confronted, did you lie to others in order to escape the consequences?

Whether you choose to believe it or not, people are very forgiving when you admit your mistake. Lying to others and hiding it only makes it worse. Sooner or later, it will come out. Think of all of the restless nights of sleep and the wringing of your hands as you try to work through the mistake and try to get away from it. Inevitably, it catches up with you and you must then face it. Many of your friends will say, "Why didn't you just come to me sooner?" I think we have all been there.

So, remember, it is best to admit your mistake and ask for forgiveness. It is from those moments that we learn the error of our ways and we can grow more Christ-like in our future actions.

People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)

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