Do Over!!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

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I was just thinking about the fact that we all make mistakes – All of us! We’re human…that’s the reason. No one holds the patent on mistakes. No matter how hard we work, how careful, thoughtful or responsible we are, sometimes we just need a “do over”, right?

I’m pretty sure that today alone, I’ve made at least…let’s see now…OK, at least eleven mistakes…and that was before noon. What have I done about them, you ask?

Well, a few of them were totally harmless and fixable…some were an immediate do-over and some are still in the process of being remedied; however, none of them were earth shattering. I have had days though, where a thoughtless, but honest mistake took more time than I was ready to commit in that moment, to fix, and I put it off. By the time I was ready to “fix it” it was a bit more “costly” than I was prepared for and nothing to do with money. This was one of those human errors that I failed to react to in a way that my actions (or lack of) would not be misinterpreted.

In my busyness, I was only thinking of myself and had not considered the fact that my actions or lack of, at that specific time, could have caused pain to another. When I was made aware of this, my first thought was DO OVER!! I picked up the phone, sincerely humbled myself and ask for forgiveness for my thoughtless behavior. That’s all it took. Of course, I hadn’t even realized my behavior was thoughtless; however, it was perceived as thoughtless. I couldn’t take that because it hurt my heart to think that I had hurt someone’s feeling over “nothing.”

Intentional or unintentional, when we’re the cause of someone’s pain, we must take a do-over and make it right…apologize, ask for forgiveness and move on. That’s the right think to do.

“Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many times as seven times?”

Jesus said to him. “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.             -Matthew 18-21-22

This week, my prayer for us all is that we’ll ask our Savior to cause the Him inside us, to be thoughtful in all our actions so that they will not be in any way hurtful or thoughtless to others…and to help us to share a Christ-like personality in all we do. Amen!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

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2 thoughts on “Do Over!!

  1. Fay

    The passage in Matthew you quoted came to my mind a few weeks ago when something similar happened, only this time it wasn’t on my part. What brought it to mind, on the other hand, was! If I’ve offended someone without knowing and the other party never reveals it to me that’s one thing, but when I know things didn’t go exactly right until it’s fixed I can’t get it off my mind.

    Learning as adults that “do overs” are okay is hard, because pride creeps in and we have to own up to what we’ve done. If only we remember how easily a child forgives us maybe our do over’s wouldn’t take so long.

    Thank you for your transparency Miss Margaret. Love you!

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