Mistake, if we are to put it in a very brief sentence, is something that doesn’t work out in search for a solution. Often used interchangeably with error. But if we are patience enough, we will see that most of the mistakes we make can be avoided. So, patience plays a significant role when we have erred. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles.
This piece I got from a friend’s post and thought I should share it.
“When I started using PENS in primary school, I often made mistakes. I would try hard to erase them. Sometimes I used chalk, but it later reappeared. So I began to use saliva, it worked but only to leave holes in my book. My teachers then used to beat me for being outrageously dirty. But all I tried to do was cover my errors.
One day, a kind hearted teacher called me aside. “Little boy, anytime you make a mistake, just cross it and move on. Trying to erase it would only damage your book”. “But, I don’t want people to see my mistake and laugh at me”, I protested. “Trying to erase it will make more people know about your mess, and the stigma is for life.
Have You Made A Mistake?
“Cross” it and move on. That is, take your mistakes to the Cross of Calvary, at the feet of Jesus, leave it there and move on. Don’t try to create more irredeemable errors by trying within your power to erase it. ‘To err is human’ so put it in the hands of The DIVINE ONE.
NOTE: The devil knows our name but he calls us by our sins… GOD knows our sins but HE calls us by our Names. In life, some may walk, others may run. Remember the Lord gave the tortoise and the horse the same days to reach Noah’s ark.
Your journey might be rough and tough but you will definitely get to your destination. Talk less, listen more.”