Flip Your Errors Into Maturity – Senior Life

Flip Your Errors Into Maturity – Senior Life

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Turn your mistakes into mental maturity

Do not lurk near the house of the righteous like a thief, do not plunder their home; for although the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when misfortune strikes. – Proverbs 24: 15-16

As a young entertainer, Will Rogers & # 39; stage specialty was rope tricks. One day, in the middle of his performance, he got caught on stage in his lariat. But instead of getting frustrated, Rogers laughed and said on his Oklahoma train: "A rope is not so bad that it will get tangled if it is not around your neck!"

The audience roared over his spontaneous reaction. Encouraged by his warm welcome, Rogers added comments and satire to all of his performances. It was his comment, not his rope tricks, that ultimately made him famous.

Had Rogers not got tangled in his rope that day, he might never have discovered his ability to amaze crowds with his joke. This is because our mistakes very often open doors to new opportunities that we would never have imagined if things had gone the way we originally intended.

If we understand this, we can look at our mistakes from a new perspective. When we start to see our glitches as an opportunity to learn new things and gain new experiences, it completely changes our view of our lives and ourselves.

Don't let your mistakes discourage you. Instead, look for what God is teaching you through them and break new ground. The willingness to learn from your shortcomings and mistakes will make you mature!

Prayer challenge

Pray that God will help you learn from your mistakes that will inspire you to maturity.

Questions to think about

Think of a mistake you made in the past that actually helped you. What would have happened if things had gone the way you originally planned?

How can your mistakes as growth opportunities change your reaction if things don't go your way?

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