5.03.2013

I'm Always Making Mistakes!

There are days when I feel like I wish I could restart my life and take away all the mistakes and stupid things I have done. There are days when I feel like I have made such a fool of myself that I wish I was someone else. I feel like when I make a mistake- all the mistakes I made from my past come rushing in and all I can think about is all that I've done wrong and messed up.

It is strange that when we make a mistake and feel so terrible about ourselves, we only focus on that one thing that made us feel insignificant and stupid. We all make mistakes, mess up and do things that maybe were not the best idea. But focusing on those mistakes does not make them go away, if anything it makes things worse. But through our mistakes we can learn from them and move on. When I make a mistake I lose my confidence and my comfortableness flies out the window. Making mistakes sure does make us feel dumb and inferior, but most of the mistakes we make do not even matter in the long run. Most of the mistakes we make others will not think about later- you are probably the only one thinking about it and beating yourself up about it.

Then there are other things that people do or say that makes us feel inferior and ashamed for who we are. They make us feel like we aren't attractive, popular, smart, athletic, knowledgeable....the list could go on. People make us feel bad about ourselves, but mostly I think it is within us that we think those thoughts. God will never compare us to anyone else- He created us as an individual and He will treat us and love us just for who we are with no need to impress or live out a perfect life.

God doesn't ask us to be perfect, flawless or blameless- He just wants us to live a life for Him with a heart that is honest, sincere and longing to serve God. We don't have to be perfect people- nobody is perfect. God just calls us to be ourselves and do our best- that is all we can do. Don't try to be like someone else because they look like they have it all-together and seem happy. Be proud of who you are and don't be afraid to make a few mistakes now and then- it shows that you are trying and willing to take a chance and step out.

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That pain that you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that is coming!

 - Romans 8:18

10 comments:

  1. Britt ... you express yourself so well ... and God's truth so powerfully. "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13 – NIV)

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    1. Thanks Craig for your kind comment! Thanks for taking the time to drop by :)

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  2. Thank you so much for this post! I really needed it.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Hadassah!! :) Glad you could relate!

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  3. Love this! I am one of the worst to compare myself to others...but that is wrong. We are each unique, all of us have strengths and weaknesses that are different. Great post!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Yeah, I am too! so very true- thanks for your comment :)

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  4. I love the Winston Churchill quote so much:) It's so true and thoughtful.

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    1. Glad you liked the quote Eli! Thanks for your comment. :)

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  5. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I always feel like I'm making mistakes... =P

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    1. Thanks Storyteller! Yeah, me too!!

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