Friday, January 20, 2006

"I Am Wrong. I Was Wrong."

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a wonderful devotional today
that I highly recommend to you. He has given
me permission to copy his e-mails, and I'm sure
he would be happy if you would share this with
people you know as well.

Read on.


( Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:8 )

Saying "I am wrong." Major corporations and businesses
pay tens of thousands of dollars each year to men and
women to come in and "motivate" their employees. "Life
coaches" are paid 5-figure fees by company CEOs and
top executives to help them through the day to day grind
of managing their professional and private lives. The
fact is, if these corporations and key executives simply
got the FREE Daily Devotional from Liveprayer each day,
they would not only save a huge amount of money, but the
employees and top executives would get the best motivation
and coaching possible right from God's Word!

Today, I am going to "coach" you in what many may see as
a simple issue everyone deals with in life. However,
for those who are successful and prosperous it is a HUGE
hurdle that most who have "made it" by the world's
standards fail to clear. That is being able to say "I
am wrong" when you make a mistake. It is the ability to
admit your mistakes, humble yourself, and take
responsibility for your choices and actions. This is a
critical issue everyone has to deal with every day.

You see my friend, the Bible clearly tells us that we
have all sinned and come short of God's glory. In the
book of 1 John, the Word actually says that we all sin,
and if we say we don't we are liars! During the
course of each day, we sin, we make mistakes, we
exercise poor judgment, we make horrible choices.
Nobody, NOBODY is immune from this. The key is how
do we handle the mistakes we make during the course
of a day?

There is currently no better example of how NOT to
handle your mistakes than Martha Stewart. If you
listened to her statement on the courthouse steps
after being sentenced over a year ago, if you saw
her interviews with Barbara Walters and Larry King,
you saw a woman who was defiant, unrepentant,
showed no remorse, no contrition, and instead of
accepting responsibility for her actions, was still
blaming everyone else but herself.

If you never pay attention to anything I say to you,
please pay attention to this. When you make a mistake,
say you are sorry, accept responsibility for your
actions, make whatever amends you need to, and move on!
When you refuse to acknowledge your mistakes, when you
blame others for what you did, when you become defiant
and unrepentant, a single mistake in the course of a
given day can end up destroying your very life!!!

You see, satan wants to hold your mistakes over your
head. When you refuse to acknowledge what you did was
wrong, when you allow satan to help you find excuses
for your mistakes you have played right into his hands.
Instead of getting beyond your mistakes, your mistakes
take on a life of their own and literally becomes an
anchor around your neck. Rather than putting your
mistakes behind you, your mistakes becomes part of
your daily life.

I love you and care about you so much. As basic as this
word is, it is an issue EVERYONE deals with because we
all make mistakes in life every day. The more successful
you are by the world's standards, the more difficult
saying "I was wrong" becomes. As people fall into the
traps of pride and ego, the great justifier satan will
always help you find an excuse for YOUR mistakes so that
you can say you were right. My friend, that is a lie
from the pits of hell itself. We all sin, we all make
mistakes, and nobody is right all the time.....except

I will be praying for you today. Praying that these
words will find fertile resting place in your heart.
Listen, it should be the goal of every follower of
Jesus Christ to not sin, to live life perfectly. That
MUST be our goal and why our daily time with the Lord
in prayer and the Word is so critical. It helps us to
stay connected to Christ and make Christ-like
decisions during the course of the day.

But the reality is, only Jesus went through this
journey without sin. As hard as we try, we will sin,
we will make mistakes along the way. God knows
this and gave us that great promise in 1 John 1:9
that tells us, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us
from all unrighteousness."

My word for you today is simply this. When you sin,
when you make a mistake during the course of your
day, don't start trying to figure out an excuse for
what you did, don't try to cover it up. Instead, go
to God and ask His forgiveness, admit your mistake to
those you need to, make whatever amends might be
necessary, and move on. We all sin, we all make
mistakes, that is a fact. How we respond to our sins
and mistakes is critical. There is only one correct
response, "I was wrong!"

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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