am I mistaken?

There's a pivotal part in 13 Going on 30, when Jenna is talking to her mom over breakfast (chocolate chip pancakes). She aks her mom about mistakes; if she regrets the mistakes she's made and if she wishes she could go back. Her mom thinks for a moment, then looks at Jenna and tells her genuinely that no, she wouldn't go back or change them, and she didn't regret them, because she wouldn't have learned valuable lessons had it not been for mistakes she had made.

Not that mistakes are a good, fun thing that we should all go out and become acquainted with, but we can also use them to our advantage. When we make mistakes, we have two options. One, we can get upset, get frustrated, get angry and more than likely make that same mistake again. Or, two, we can get up, look around, realize what we've done wrong, decide to change it, and then emerge just a bit wiser than before we made the mistake.

When I gave my life to Christ, He in turn gave me the promise of guiding and directing my life despite the sins and mistakes I make daily. Thank goodness I have a merciful God; otherwise I would be in a lot of trouble. I fail so often. I fall short of the life I am called to by the Lord so many times each day. What a blessing that my God understands that, and loves me despite my faults.

Am I mistaken? I like to believe that I am. I make mistakes and God takes them and makes them a part of His perfect plan. Mistakes + Takes + Makes = Mistaken.

God bless,


Anonymous said...

Thank you Captain Obvious! :-P haha


Anonymous said...

Hey Leslie,

Thanks for your words on my last blog entry. The friendship I was talking about was the one with Anita. I didn't want to put her on the spot in my blog, the name doesn't matter. I've probably never been more disappointed by somebody I used to call a friend than by her. The story is too long and I will spare it for the next time we get to talk long hours. It's not important anyway. Just a little sad. But I'm glad I have real friends who I can count on.

Btw your posts on here are so inspiring. Thank you for those as well!

Love you,

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for a new post. :-P