Justifying Mistakes

imagesWe live in a generation of people who take pride of justifying their mistakes instead of correcting them. In their minds, “I’ve already made this mistake. Might as well bury myself in this mud.”

They are lost in their imaginings of jumping on a quicksand and being taken by all the mud when the truth is the mud is not nearly knee high. But they are so determined to drown themselves in all the liquid dirt that’s actually hard to be drowned with especially when you are wide awake, and we all know acting like you’re being pulled down to the bottom is not just stupid but is really insane because no one can pull you down there but yourself.

Why people do that to themselves is beyond me. Well, it’s the enemy’s way of distracting you from living your life the way God wanted you to, that’s what I know. But I will not be one to presume I know the solution to this absolutely pathetic dilemma. Then again, I’ve always been a believer of God and of his Son, Jesus Christ.

I believe that acting like you’re being drowned when really you’re the only one drowning yourself in the mud is a complete disregard of what JESUS did at the cross of Calvary especially if you are someone who profess to know what He did and love Him for what He did.

If you’ve accepted Jesus Christ in your heart before but now you see that you are one who’s in the description above, I invite you to recommit yourself to God. Admit that you have sinned. Repent from your sins. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins. Ask Jesus in your heart once again.

In my honest opinion, it’s the only way to go. Stop justifying your mistakes. Understand that no one else can save you from yourself but Jesus. No one else but Jesus. Just Jesus.

Travel The Now

I wish I could say that I agree. Or that I’m thrilled with the idea, but I just am not. Time Traveling has been one of the most intriguing topics of all time, as I understand.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m grateful for the past. But believe it or not, I’ve had some horrible things happened to me in the past too. But I really appreciate what I have and who I am now because of the past.

I love mistakes. Hahaha! By saying that, I mean, I love that I get to learn. And that’s one of my favorite things in life. Every time I learn something, I feel like I become a different person all of a sudden. I’d like to think of myself as a genuis. I mean, seriously, we all know there’s a reason why “they” all say, ‘Be careful what you wish for.’ And quotes like, ‘What you think, you become.’

My choice? I would rather endeavor to gracefully travel the now than waste all my time and energy trying so hard to get back to the time and date I’ve made all my grievous mistakes. I made a lot.

You have to give credit to the past because if it wasn’t for it, you wouldn’t have known now how bad you did.

Don’t waste your time. Travel the now. Learn everything you needed to learn from the past. Sometimes, it could mean giving yourself another chance to redo things the right way. Sometimes it could mean giving yourself the opportunity to work on an opportunity you think you needed to have. Sometimes it could mean gathering up the courage to be truly brave and say sorry. Sometimes it could mean preparing for the rest of your life to give service to people.

If you think you’ve been a fool in the past, you have to learn how not to be a fool anymore, obviously. Belive it or not, that could take some time. It includes different things. There’s a lot of contributing factors to it, you see. True humility, bravery, honesty, patience and a lot of asking help from different kinds of people.

I hope that from this day onwards, we would all endeavor to learn from our past mistakes. That we would do our very best to gracefully and graciously travel the now. And so prepare ourselves for a better ‘now’ in the future, if & when God allows us to have them.