What to do with Mistakes

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 loved me so much called me aside. “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. 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 to erase them on your own. To err is human; to forgive is divine.

— Author Unknown

Meditation: Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.Luke 15:10

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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