B Moments, mistake

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Isaiah 43:25 (NLT)

Transcription:

Today I want you to know that your mistake can become your miracle.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, we can allow one mistake to define us. Recently a listener was inspired to email me after listening to B Moments. He expressed that when we leave this earth, the most significant thing we leave behind is our example. Yet often we buy into the notion that past mistakes have made it impossible to leave behind an honorable legacy.

The disciple Peter did not buy into this mindset. He knew how to turn his mistake into his miracle. It is common knowledge that Peter denied Christ not once but three times right before the Crucifixion. Anyone could argue that there could be no greater stain than that. Peter fell, and he fell hard.

In the immediate aftermath, Peter felt unbearable shame. Yet the key is that he chose not to wallow in it for too long. He did not allow that one reprehensible decision to define his life. There’s a second part to his story—one that cannot be left out if we are to tell his story honestly. Peter would go on to turn thousands of souls to Christ. He knew how to turn his mistake into a miracle, especially for others.

I think God uses Peter’s life as an inspiration for anyone who wants to chart a new path. Is there an area in your life where you are being way too hard on yourself? If so, cling to these words: “I—yes I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.” Isaiah 43:25 (NLT)

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So today, make your mistake your miracle.