Did you know that it is ok to make a mistake?
I used to be so afraid of making a mistake and so afraid of not being able to do something well that I just did not do anything at all. The fear of making a mistake kept me paralyzed. It kept me standing in the exact same position in life, never moving forward, never learning and never growing.
In the past when I had been brave enough to move out of my comfort zone, when I made a mistake I would think that I am not smart enough, not talented enough, not gifted enough, not good enough, I’m just not enough. But when will I ever be enough?
When I failed and made mistakes I would feel ashamed. I would then hide so that others wouldn’t see the real me. I was afraid that if people saw the real me, with all of my faults and mistakes, then they won’t like me and I will not be enough.
One thing that I have come to understand is that our mistakes do not define who we are.
We need to create a culture around us that says it is ok if you make a mistake and I will not define you by your mistakes. We need people in our lives that will walk with us as we journey through our mistakes, helping us to see where we went wrong and how we can learn and grow from that. We need to remain humble and vulnerable.
It is all about how we finish. Our mistakes are an important part of our journey. Mistakes show us what we need to adjust in our life to help us move towards our destiny. Romans 8:28 says, “God works everything out for good…” That means even our mistakes!
Mistakes are part of the process of learning, as well as preparing us to fulfill our destiny. We need to be willing to take a risk, to step out and possibly make mistakes if we are going to reach our God given destiny as world changers and history makers.