What truly defines a man is not how he makes mistakes but how he corrects them. No matter how many mistakes we make or how slow we progress in our way of life, we are still way ahead of everyone who has not tried anything before, so mistakes shouldn’t be seen as a plaque.
This story touched my heart and I’m sharing it to you too, perhaps, it may change something about you too.
When I started using Biro in my primary school, and I made a mistake, I would try hard to erase it. Sometimes I use chalk, but it later reappears. So I began to use saliva, it worked 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 who loves me so much called me aside.
“Bobo, 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” It’s okay to make mistakes, if people can’t accept that, they don’t deserve to be around us.
Have you made a mistake, cross it and move on. We are all not perfect, we make mistakes, we hurt people.
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.
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