We all make mistakes. But do we lean into the change that mistakes can bring to shape our character and make us better people? Often times we think of our mistakes as failures- bad outcomes to choices we’ve made. And although we should strive to not make mistakes, they certainly don’t need to be failures. Mistakes can be great reminders that we should never stop learning about who we are, what we think, and how we pursue God. Mistakes should be an indicator of where we chose our way rather than God’s way.
The more important thing here is that we should never let our mistakes label us as a loser, a lost cause, or hopeless. God does His best work when people repent of their mistakes and ask Him to lead their lives.
If you’re struggling with this issue and need someone to talk to please click the “chat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.