“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a refrain I often repeat. But sometimes even the days are short.
We make plans. We have the best intentions. And then . . . we fail to execute.
Distractions sweep us away from what is most important. (And drown us in what is merely trivial.)
IT CAN MAKE A MOMMA CRY
In Christ, there is grace for our failures. But that doesn’t mean those failures won’t hurt.
Some failures are incredibly painful….
When I reflect upon my own failures, there are two that top the list:
- Opportunities I missed with my sons that I can never regain.
- Words that I spoke that I can never un-speak.
Seeing the consequences of those mistakes can make this momma cry.
Can you relate?
SOOTHED BY GRACE
There is a balm that soothes my ache. It’s grace.
I wish that it were not so, but the truth is: we all stumble in many ways (James 3:2).
And yet, there is a way we can convert those failures into insights.
As Henry Ford observed:
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
I know it’s hard. I know it hurts. But glean all the lessons you can from failure.
Then, try again.
- Each day presents new opportunities. Seize them!
- That tongue that wounded with words yesterday can be used to pray, apologize, and encourage today.
Humbly. Persistently. Lovingly. Try again.
It’s a new day!