Can You Admit That You Made a Mistake?
George Bernard Shaw once said, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” Some of us live our lives in the fear of making a mistake. Life becomes a routine of bland, cautious decisions. Others throw caution to the wind and look back on life as a series of mistakes punctuated by some successes.
The Bible teaches that the word “mistake” is a politically correct word for the more common biblical word “sin.” Sin is the common denominator of every life. As we read:
Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:10 There is no one righteous, not even one.
King David had to make many “mistakes” before he realized all of his sin was actually against God. In clarity he confessed, “I have sinned against the Lord” (II Samuel 12:13). The Christian faith faces the reality of our “mistakes” with the reality of admission and confession.
To sin is human… To admit is hard… Do it anyway!