Recovering from Mistakes

Have you ever made a mistake?

The definition of a mistake include an act that is wrong. I would love to not make mistakes but sometimes it is inevitable.

The best thing you can do is recover and learn from your mistakes.

The devil uses mistakes to distract us, to condemn us and to discourage us. His aim is to Steal our confidence in God, to kill our relationship with God and to destroy what God is trying to build in you.

  • In most cases when l have made a mistake my reaction would be to
    1. Condemn myself and blame myself
      Remove myself from everything (guilt)
      Then my prayer life reduces (my relationship with God suffers).

    Now that l have studied this pattern l know that it is a work of the enemy! To distract me from what God is doing. God doesn’t want that for me. Instead he calls me closer to Him.

    So what then do we do when we realise our actions were wrong? Who better to learn from than David himself. (2 Samuel 12:13), (Ps 51:10)

    Steps to take when you have made a mistake

    1. Confess your sins, tell God what you have done. Don’t try to blame, accept that you were wrong.
    2. Ask for forgiveness , ask God for forgiveness, if you wronged someone ask them for forgiveness.
    3. Receive your forgiveness, this step is important because if you don’t believe in your heart that God has forgiven you, condemnation will take hold of you..
    4. Learn from your mistakes. It’s important to know that you’re not your mistakes. That’s not who you are, Mistakes have no place in defining you. But we can use them as a learning tool.

    Ask yourself why you behaved that way?

    How can you avoid this in the future ?

    5. Keep on Keeping on 😄. Don’t shrink back. Continue doing what God has called you to do. The devil would like you to stop.

    Press on , Feed your soul with the word of God. Spend time with God.

    I pray that this encourages you!

    God loves you 💖

    The enemy Doubt


    This got me thinking. Are they things l haven’t received because of doubt? God responds to my Faith. 

    Have l been praying and doubting. Doubting the ability of God?

    My spiritual Father taught us that the most effective part of a prayer is what you do after it. Prayer in itself is effective but how you behave after a prayer makes it even more effective..

    I can honestly say that at times l have fallen into that trap. I pray and yet still worry, still pondering on it. How does that help me? It only makes me unsettled, it means l have prayed and not believed in the results. Hence l am doubting, l am restlessness in my thoughts, in my feelings and decisions. 

    James 1 :8 AMP

    “being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”

    http://bible.com/1588/jas.1.8.amp ‭

    This really got me all wrecked and l realised the need to repent from the enemy doubt.

    James says there that such a person is not to expect to receive from God. Could it be that the thief has been using doubt to stop you from receiving from God?.

    I believe this doesn’t only relate to asking for wisdom only, in all our requests to God let us believe in God’s willingness to help us. Trusting that He is able to do even more than we could care to think or ask.

    We are blessed when we believe what we have not seen.

                       JOHN‬ ‭20:29‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].”

    🙏 Oh gracious Father we love you, thank you for showing us your word and your ways. Teach us to believe. Remove all doubt from our minds. Thank you for your unending mercies.

    I hope this encourages you 

    Much love 

    Shalom