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Godly Ways to Recover from a Big Mistake

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sin tragedy can be irreparably costly, I feel like I’ve crashed and can’t get back to where I started. You can do more harm to yourself by continuing to think about why you messed up. Our minds, especially Satan, make us believe that it is irreversible and that we cannot move forward.

Why Do Christians Make Big Mistakes?

One of the main reasons Christians make mistakes big and small is that God has given people the freedom to do whatever they want. In other words, God gave man the ability to choose.

People often pray to God but do not have the patience to wait for God’s response and choose to forge their own path.God It does not interfere with a person who decides to do something, even if that person asks for divine direction.

Our bad choices bring us anguish and sorrow. But when a Christian admits he has made a mistake, he asks for God’s help.

Sincere repentance deepens a Christian’s relationship with God and fosters a stronger relationship. Even if it is undesirable to err, Christians have the grace to exercise their trust in God’s promises when they do.

Sometimes hardships and temptations arise to test a person’s grace and virtue. Not all trials come because of sins or mistakes.butMeWhen guilt is not admitted, believers are usually forced to bear the consequences of their actions by being pressured and tested. A “trial” is a trial that tests the strength and faith of a Christian.

1 Peter 1:7 “May the trials of your faith be far more precious than gold, which perishes even when tried with fire, and when the trials appear, praise and honor and glory. Jesus Christ:”

God does not want Christians to be victims of his mistakes.

Jacob 1:13 “Let no one say that I am tempted by God when he is tempted, for God is not tempted by evil, nor does he tempt men. ”God never tempts anyone. .

Christians must diligently study the Bible and patiently listen to the direction of the Holy Spirit in order to grasp God’s plan before making decisions.To hear from the Holy Spirit, your approach to learning God’s Word is important. To prepare our hearts to hear from God, we should read the Bible in prayer. Prayer is needed both before and after reading God’s Word, as the devil is ready to misinterpret or steal any message that Christians can receive from the Bible.

It is comforting to know that God will not abandon us even after we commit sins that cause us pain and discomfort. Hebrews 10:23 “Let us be steadfast and firm in our confession of faith, for he is faithful to the promise….”

God faithfully keeps his promises.

Here are some practical pointers on how to effectively recover and become stronger after making the wrong decision.

1. Accept responsibility

It’s sad when things don’t go your way, when someone you rely on betrays you, or when you feel bad.

When you stumble, you must make it clear to the person affected by your mistake that you understand the gravity of your mistake and accept responsibility.

If this mistake occurs at work, the best thing to do is request a meeting to discuss the issue. Also, try to maintain a professional tone focused on moving forward rather than regretting without a clear goal. Before you talk about your mistake, research the cause of the problem and write down a few key points before the meeting so you are well prepared.

If this mistake has happened in any other area of ​​your life, it is important to be bold and repentant and admit your mistake. Please look them in the eye and apologize. Take responsibility and accept the consequences of errors. Understand the feelings of those affected by your misdeeds and embrace the process of improvement.

2. Forgive yourself

After acknowledging your mistakes and asking forgiveness from those you have wronged or affected, you should also forgive yourself. It may sound clichéd, but thinking about your mistakes, acknowledging them, and moving on will affect how you move forward.

We are all human and can make mistakes under different circumstances. Your misjudgment can appear to hurt your self-confidence. This can hurt your career and relationships with people around you, but yYou should try to focus on the positive aspects of yourself rather than the negative ones. Consciously forgive mistakes.

3. Fix (if possible)

Mistakes, even blatant sins, often have unintended consequences. Pretending that mistakes never happened is not only dangerous to relationships, but it destroys our relationship with God. Don’t walk away from the error as if it didn’t matter. In fact, there is no recovery until you have at least made amends as much as possible.

Making amends means going to see those hurt by your mistakes and accepting responsibility. It also means publicly admitting mistakes when necessary, doing our best to correct them, and fixing the problems they cause.

4. Resolve the root cause

Consider what went wrong and what you did to contribute to the problem. Understand that external circumstances do not tell you anything. So ignore them.

The most important aspect of accepting responsibility and avoiding the long-term consequences of failure is devising strategies to prevent future recurrences. Investigate and fully understand the situation while looking for sources of weakness in process, approach, or behavior.

Checks and balances can be set in place to warn you before similar errors occur. Make a backup plan to repair the damage before the person leaves.

Also, please devise a solution in case the same problem reoccurs in the future.

Improving your manners, demeanor, and the way you work will show your colleagues and those around you that you are still a good and trustworthy person, both at work and in your personal life. More importantly, this will help you regain your confidence.

If you take the time to critically study your mistakes, you’ll notice trends in behavior and approaches that lead to these mistakes. And when you know that, you can break the vicious cycle. The worst life mistakes are the ones you keep making.

As Christians, we should try not to make the same mistakes twice. We must not only learn from our sins, but develop new processes to prevent them from happening again. And most importantly, don’t dwell on them. we are all human.

5. Live Beyond Your Mistakes

Your past may make you afraid to live in the future, but keep building your confidence by setting more challenging goals and tackling new projects. but add another goal if it exceeds the primary goal. Try to lead a working project again. Send out a coffee invitation to the person you hurt. These tough and humble actions show initiative.

(But let us pray and be patient until the right time comes to make these bolder choices.)

But as we achieve these goals and complete new projects, we feel competent again and regain confidence and trust in our ability to receive forgiveness and move forward in Christ.

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Headshot of Emmanuel AbimbolaEmmanuel Abimbola Freelance writer, blogger, web designer. Originally from Ondo State, Nigeria, West Africa, he is a devout Christian with an uncompromising faith. Emmanuel loves children and runs a small primary school in Aliguidi, Nigeria.

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