I have made, and will probably continue to make, a plethora of mistakes throughout my life. Some mistakes were by pure accident, and the circumstances were beyond my control. Some mistakes were due to foolishness, and were made because I was either in a hurry, not thinking, or not being cautious. A few mistakes were made when I knew better, and proceeded anyway. However, in all cases, I believe the most important thing is the way I handled them.
Accidental mistakes are bound to happen. Therefore, I believe it is a matter of standing back up, dusting myself off, and moving forward. As the Bible says in Psalm 37:24, "Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand."
I know foolish mistakes can always be prevented. That is why I try to be cognizant of everything I do. However, when I make them, I always remember what my parent told me as a child, "What did you learn from this?"
Deliberate mistakes are harder to handle. Honesty, repentance, and amends are always necessary. As found in Proverbs 28:13, "Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy."
In closing, I want to make a disclosure. I believe mistakes can be beneficial. Mistakes can help us grow, molding us to become better and wiser persons. Mistakes, like those made during creative endeavors or the scientific process, can also lead to innovation. Anyway, thank you for following my blog and for your thoughtful comments. Most importantly, thank you for your friendships. Blessings!
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