Don’t Be Defined by Your Mistakes

“I am sure of this, that the one who begun a good work among you will keep it going until it is completed on the day of redemption.”

As we approach the end of the year, we have a tendency of looking back and reflecting on our mistakes and shortcomings of what may have been. When we make mistakes, we get down on ourselves and think, “if only”¦” “I should have”¦” “What if”¦?” It’s easy to feel like you’ve missed the best plan for your life, then we get discouraged and stop pursuing our God-given dreams. But understand today, just because you’ve made mistakes or failed in some way, it doesn’t cancel God’s plan.

Great news! God never disqualifies you. He never says, “go sit on the side. You’ve blown it too many times. You’ve got too many weaknesses.” No, God always gives you another chance! Hallelujah! Some of the great people in made very poor choices. The apostle Paul started off as a murderer, yet his destiny was bigger than his mistakes. He ended up becoming a great leader, and writing over half of the New Testament.

Today, as you evaluate this past year, know that your mistakes, your failures, and your poor choices don’t have to keep you from your God-given destiny. With God, it’s not about the way you start in life, it’s about the way you finish. Receive His grace today, embrace His Word and the bright future He has in store for you!

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

(2 Timothy 4:7, KJV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your grace and mercy to me. Father, I trust that my days are ordered by You. Please help me not focus on my mistakes and poor choices, but on my destiny in You. God, I ask that You strengthen and empower me to fulfil Your call on my life. I love You and bless You today, in Christ’s Name! Amen.

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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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Thank you. Been feeling like there is nothing for me because of all my poor choices and past mistakes and continued daily failures. I appreciate what you wrote. I just tend to think that yes, God has a plan for me but I still have to do my part as well…and that’s where I lack. Hopefully the Lord will throw another opportunity my way and I won’t blow this one, too.

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