Mistakes.Don’t let the past define you .
Don’t let past mistakes define who you are.
Judas is a name that is connected with betrayal. His identity forever defined by the one wrong thing that he did. Unable to get past the guilt of selling Jesus out for 30 pieces of silver, Judas found a tree, made a noose and died with the label of ‘betrayer.’
Like Judas we may have made a huge mistake and each time we are reminded of it (by ourselves or other people) we get out our ‘rope with no hope’ and hang ourselves from it until we feel satisfied that we have punished ourselves enough.
Don’t let a past mistake define who you are.
We need to learn to move on from our mistake and step out in faith to all what God has planned for us. God forgiving us can be easy for us to swallow, but forgiving ourselves, well that somehow seems harder.
Mistakes help shape us to become better.
Peter, another disciple denied even knowing Jesus. And it wasn’t just once; Peter denied Jesus three times! But he became ‘the rock’ that the Church was built on. Yep, you read right.
The difference between Judas and Peter? Peter looked past the HUGE mistake he had made and trusted God with his future.
I brought a large pink eraser with the words, ‘For BIG mistakes’ written on it. I wish I could rub it over my forehead and erase every memory of every mistake I’ve ever made. Ha! Ha! In your dreams Wendy Parker!
Believe it or not God has a plan for your life, regardless of how many mistakes you have made.
Don’t let the enemy hand you the ‘rope with no hope’ and rob you of your destiny.
How do you deal with your past mistakes?