Mistakes are not your enemy.
But the fear of making mistakes is a very dangerous enemy. It has the power to immobilize you. The power to stop you before you even start.
It says that if you make a mistake, you are a failure. If you make this mistake, you will never recover.
But what it doesn’t tell you is that in making that mistake you are moving forward. In making that mistake you are doing something. And in that mistake you are going to learn and come out stronger.
And with every mistake you make, you crush the fear of making mistakes.
Most of us know the account in the Bible of Peter walking on water. We also know that in the process of walking on water he made a mistake, and he started to sink. (Matthew 14:22-33)
But Jesus could work with that. He was there to lift Peter back up and walk him back to the boat.
What Jesus couldn’t have worked with is if Peter had never made the decision to leave the boat. Had he stayed in the boat, Peter might have avoided the embarrassing descent into the water, however, he would have never experienced the thrill of walking on the water with Jesus.
What we don’t realize is that in not stepping out of the boat and taking a chance of making a mistake – we make a huge mistake. We never step out of comfort zone to see what we will are able to do through Jesus.
He can work with mistakes made in faith, but he cannot work with hesitation based upon fear.
We’ll never know the people we could have reached or the lives we could have help saved. We just sit in our boat and comfort ourselves with the fact that our lives are, for the most part, mistake-free.
I challenge you. Step out of the boat. Do whatever you have been given to do. Dream, create, write, sing, give, dance, study, teach, lead, help, love and live. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Forget what people will think of you, and in doing so, you will succeed.
You will win because you didn’t let mistakes stop you. Remember, if no mistakes are being made, there is a good chance that no progress is being made either.
So, go ahead and step out of the boat. You might get wet, but you might just walk on the water.
About the Author:
My name is Paige and Jesus is my everything. My passion is to see women of all ages find their beauty & purpose in Him. I’m married to my best friend and a mommy to 3 little princesses… (Read more.)