I made a mistake,

I got it wrong.

I’m Sorry.

I wonder what you think I’m talking about?

 

It probably says more about you than me. 😉

 

I’ve started looking in the mirror, (which is often the place I put prayers and bible verses to say over myself) and say, “you can be wrong.”

It’s very, very liberating.

On the first level it’s about puncturing my own ego, raising the level of doubt I have in myself. Being a leader, a bringer of change and ideas. I live in a place of certainty, It’s good to stay humble.

On the second level it’s a release, freedom to get it wrong, phew! I make mistakes hourly, I’m happy with that. If identity isn’t linked to actions, it’s ok to fail.

Human being: Inherently sinful,  possessor of the divine spark, every one of them you’ve ever seen.

Disciple of Jesus: adopted child of God, saved by grace, through faith in Jesus, filled with Holy Spirit. Sinning, but not defined by sin.

Every mistake, misstep is an opportunity to learn infused with possibility as God is invited into it.

My children struggle with mistakes. admitting them, being ok with them. Culture/School doesn’t encourage it, sadly, I can only see it getting worse for them. My new friends, the students who we’re starting to build community with also aren’t supposed to make mistakes. Work hard, think right , get on, earn, live, reach the next level of the platform game that is life.

One of the greatest sins of a leader seems to be a u-turn, no one survives visibly changing their mind.

<except Donald Drumpf/Trump, his plan of just keep talking and not worrying about truth or direction is alarming successful.>

It’s so rare to see someone open to correction/change in a social media debate or on a screen.

If people do metamorphosis their first comment is often: “this is who I always was!”

Only those leaving court seem to admit mistakes and not all of them.

Embracing of failure, it’s not something that’s encouraged, it’s interesting living and discipling in the shadow of a university full of successful people who are accustomed to success and projecting the appearance of success. There’s nothing wrong with achievement and success, far from it.

Jesus embraced worldly failure and success and to steal a phrase “treated those two imposters both the same.” If

He also said “be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect”, but He was speaking about something very different. The Father’s heart is to get His children back, we’ve been seeing that recently in our MC in the lives of Adam, Eve, Cain and Noah.

God isn’t a demanding task master looking for perfection, He looks at the heart.

He invites us to seek the Kingdom and let him worry about everything else. If we seek, ask and knock we will tap the wrong door, look in the wrong places before the right, ask a question from ignorance from time to time, but He’ll deal with “all these things.”

And we might be free.