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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Making mistakes is inevitable not learning from them is inexcusable.

Last semester, at HCC, I was running late to school and I was rushing up the stairs to get to class. I tripped and fell on the staircase; instead of getting embarrassed and going to hide, I got back up and continued on forward.

The other night when my husband and I were on the way home, I mentioned to him that I noticed I get embarrassed when I'm wrong - in the classroom setting and in real life - which is not healthy because ultimately I'm not perfect and there will be times (and have been times) when I'm wrong. But I also know that when I realize I am wrong, I am too prideful, most of the time, to admit it (which is a characteristic I am not proud of).
Now, even though I am imperfect it does not jusifiy my sin of not being humble as God as called me to be.

When I tripped on the staircase I could have easily justified it with my imperfection of being clumsy but if I wasn't late, in the first place, I would have been more cautious.

When we realize our sins, we are to repent and turn away from them; not jusifiy them. There will be times that we fall but we must get back up and keep moving forward.

I need to pray and turn away (repent) from my pride and become humble, as glorifying to God.

"God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6 ESV)

"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a HUMBLE mind." (1 Peter 3:8 ESV)

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you" (1 Peter 5:6 ESV)

"I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love" (Ephesians 4:1, 2 ESV)

"Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance." (Luke 15:7 ESV)

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9 ESV)

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1 comment:

  1. Wise words! I know I tend to justify my mistakes, my challenges, my weaknesses, etc instead of being humble before God. Thanks for the reminder today. Visiting you from Wedded Wednesday! Blessings, Mary!


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