Shows Main Idea – There are five universal responses to mistakes. Four of them are wrong and one is right. As you think about your life in relationship to this list, what is your most common response after you make a mistake?
We all make mistakes. Maybe every day. By the end of our lives, we have made zillions of them. We make big mistakes and little ones. We are probably more aware of the big ones but it’s the little ones that can fly under the radar of our hearts and cause so much dysfunction in our lives.
Tweets Worth Re-tweeting:
Christians are the only people in the world who can effectually repent.
To know you’ve made a mistake is a mercy from the Lord.
Self-awareness is an opportunity to rejoice because you can change, not be morbid.
Letting your conscience be your guide could be dangerous.
We need more than God’s Word because we can misinterpret it.
An episodic mistake is not as bad as a pattern.
Do you see your mistakes as opportunities to grow or be morbid?
Do you see how it is God’s kindness to reveal what is wrong with you to you?
The Christian life is repentance and ongoing repenting.
Don’t blame, justify, rationalize, alleviate. Name it, claim it and repent.
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).