Mistakes 


Have you ever made a mistake? If you say no than your lying. Everyone makes mistakes throughout their lives even when you don’t want to. Maybe you’ve had to be the person who encounters someone’s mistakes. Maybe you have to coach them through it. We all are humans and no one perfect, but it’s how you react when someone or yourself makes a mistake that really counts. 

Being able to own up to your own mistake is he’s enough, but being able to coach some one through it, or even encounter someone’s mistake is a bigger thing to do. 

If you want to get technical, Romans 3:23 says ,”For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Basically in a different term, “We all have made mistakes that fell short of Gods expectations.” But if you remember, John 3:16 says that: “For God so loved the world, that he sent his only son. That whosever believes in him should not perish but have ever lasting life.”  

He loves us even in our faults. God told us in the New Testament that, “Others will see me in you by the way you love one another.”; (I paraphrased, but you know the verse.).  We are called to forgive and love each other. The bible says to forgive 7×70 times. That’s a lot. It’s not easy. 

I have been sitting on both sides of this. I have been the person who made a mistake, but I did not receive mercy. I still had to forgive in that situation and say I was sorry even after everything. 

But I have also been on the side where you had to encourage someone and keep going after a mistake was made. Getting mad about a problem won’t solve It. It won’t make anything change; it only makes whoever in the situation feel horrible for what was done. 

Jesus forgave us when we wasn’t even deserving of his love. He showed us mercy when we don’t deserve it. Remember that. Maybe you are angry, upset, etc over something. Please remember we are supposed to be Christ like. Show mercy. It makes a bigger difference if you do than yelling, crying, or being rude ever would. 

Mistakes… There not easy to deal with, but stay calm, love one another, & forgive. Isn’t that what Jesus would do? 
-Marli 

Do I have enough faith in God to ask big prayers? 


I was sitting a work with the radio on and a song came on. The artist talked about the song and why he liked it, but the only thing I got out of it was this. “Have you ever prayed a prayer so big that after you prayed it, you asked yourself do I really want God to do what I just asked?” I sat there trying to think of I had… The song went on about make me broken, make me dry, so I can be fixed and healed. What courage that would take. 

So that’s when I went on thinking, do I have enough faith in God to ask big prayers? I believe in God. I trust him. He saved my soul, but do I trust him with my life? At times I don’t trust myself…. But why not trust God? As I write this even I’m questioning myself. Not because I don’t have faith enough in God, but because I don’t have enough faith in myself to ask… 

We get scared to ask “big” questions. We only see the failure in it. We only rely on ourselves, but yet we are the only ones that fail ourselves…. God has never once failed us, but we still choose us… Why is that? Why don’t we trust him more…? 

I think of Esther . She had enough faith that God would allow her to live that she risked her life…. I don’t know if I could do that. Could you? She fell before the king begging to save her people. One day we may have to fall before a president begging to save our people.. Think about it. Could you do it? Could you pray that big prayer? 

Esther 4:14 says, “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” 

I try to think, what is my time. What would you have me to do? But I can’t even pray the big prayers so how can my faith move mountains? He didn’t tell us this would be easy. Ask Paul. He even told us in Romans he fought with his flesh daily… Daily… And at times I can’t even get through the day… 

That’s when we need God. Hand over ALL out problems. He told us his yoke was easy, so why are we pulling the heavy load? It isn’t made for us. We are about to fall under it, give it up. And I talk to myself as well right now. I need to give some problems, worries, struggles, up to God and let him have his way. 

Maybe you don’t have a prayer to pray right now. Let me give you one. 

“Thy will be done.” 

That’s all you need to say. He will understand and see your way for your life. But we have to allow ourselves to let “His will be done.” Often times we stop the will of God. So today let him help you. Don’t be scared to pray the big prayers. He loves us. He cares. Don’t let it stop you. Let the weight of the world be lifted off of your shoulders. Let God carry our load. 

Hope this helps. 

Marli