Unthawed…..Take 2

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But don’t let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
Well, is my face red or what?  A dear friend of mine caught a mistake I made….did anyone else?  I titled my last blog, “Unthawed” and if you read it I talk about being frozen in time and such.  Well, my friend pointed out that unthawed means to refreeze.  Duh!  No wonder spell check did not like unthawed as a word……
So today I am here to say, “I am human.”  My intentions were right it was just my wording was a little off.  So my thought process was to delete the blog all together but upon rereading it, it was too good to do so even with the wrong word.  Besides, how many really noticed anyways?  So now, what is the point in even pointing this out to all of you?
Perhaps it’s to prove that sometimes we have an idea and we construct our own meaning and definition of what it means and then tell a story thinking we have it all figured out.  Or maybe I really thought I was right and doing things the right way and I needed someone to point to the fact that I went in the wrong direction.  How often in life do we need someone to point out our mistakes?  What if we just kept making the same mistake over and over again and no one ever said anything?  Where we would we eventually end up?
I could relate this to my past.  I was in a relationship that others could clearly see was unhealthy.  Yes, there were some who pointed out my mistakes, however, I was not willing to do anything about it…I just did the same thing over and over again without the results ever changing.  I don’t know what happened but at some point I actually listened and decided to change the error of my ways, much like I decided to do with this blog.  How come it happened so quickly this time?  One word:  maturity.
When make a mistake sometimes it’s easier to just keep making it even when others notice because we are afraid of anything different or we just don’t want to admit we are wrong.  As we grow and mature perhaps we learn that mistakes really are just a part of life and we grow when we decide to doing something different.  When we choose to throw our pride aside and choose to change we can grow in who we are as a person.   Admitting we made a mistake may not be easy but it comes with great rewards.
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