The Most IMPORTANT Thing You Can Learn From Your Biggest Mistake..
What’s the one thing you can learn from your biggest mistake??
Well, first of all it was a mistake; not a life sentence. You don’t have to spend the rest of your life crucifying yourself over your past or current mistakes. You should never allow yourself to live in bondage of your hurtful thoughts or other people’s hurtful words. Mistakes will always be made. The key is to not repeat those same mistakes over and over again. Learn from them and move on. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done so the very first thing you really need to do is forgive yourself. So many of us ask God for forgiveness and indeed HE DOES Forgive us. When you truly repent and say “I’m sorry” in your heart to God.. He lets that thing go! He doesn’t hold it over your head. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) So really God is giving us a clean slate each time to start all over again but sometimes we miss that because we’re too busy beating ourselves up.
If you have personally offended someone or hurt them then make sure you do your part in taking ownership for the mistake and apologizing then let God take it from there. You can’t force people to forgive you and you most certainly can’t rush them but you can begin the road to recovery by first forgiving yourself. “Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your head. Don’t become hostage to your past by always renewing and reliving your mistakes. Don’t remind yourself of should’ve, could’ve and would’ve. Just release and let it go. Move on.” -Les Brown
A good way to actually start moving on after you’ve forgiven yourself is to practice the action of reframing from “negative” self-talk. Seriously, you will never speak to anyone else as much as you speak to yourself in your own head.. so BE NICE!! Think happy thoughts and speak positive words. Y’all have heard me say this before, there is so much power in the words you speak!! “It is through your words, your thoughts, your actions, and your beliefs that you can possibly be living in bondage because of how you choose to punish yourself due to a mistake you’ve made. If you can forgive yourself and free yourself from your own burden and mistakes then this how you can get back to loving yourself again!!” -Tatiana Jerome
Forgive yourself. You are always allowed to start over and show up for yourself in the best way.❤