TURNING YOUR MISTAKES INTO YOUR M.E.S.S.A.G.E
DISCLAIMER: This is for those of us that make mistakes, big and small, saint and sinner, student and CEO. If you’re perfect, this post probably isn’t for you. Check out next week’s #motivationMonday #micSTYLE
The majority of us would agree that we all miss the mark. There are those “WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!!?” kind of mistakes as well as those daily struggles of temptations we have a predisposition to based on our individual personality and preferences. We are all nodding our heads here, yet many of us have never shared those struggles as a testimony to bless others. Our culture teaches us to show our strengths and hide our weaknesses. (How many times have we had that strength & weakness interview question and “turned” our weakness into our strength so it sounds better… lol) We’ve all been here, but often times showing weakness is truly where strength begins. Especially when we have a promise of strength in our weakness. (2 Corinth. 12:9, Isaiah 41:10)
Every mistake comes with a valuable lesson, and it’s when we are transparent and vulnerable enough to share our missteps that we become a blessing to others and proof that mistakes can lead to miracles!
God is preparing people to receive YOUR TESTIMONY of restored truth. He requires your FAITH and then your ACTION to share FEARLESSLY how he’s delivered you from YOU in order to help someone else reach their destiny.
Turning your mistakes into your message doesn’t necessarily mean shout your mistakes from the rooftop, grab the nearest microphone or post your entire life on all of your social media accounts. However, your M.E.S.S.A.G.E. does mean
Making Every Situation Susceptible to A Godly Encounter.
We don’t go through life haphazardly when we are in Christ. EVERY encounter and situation is another dot that connects to God’s divine plan to WORK FOR OUR GOOD! Rom. 8:28
2 tips to M.E.S.S.A.G.E.
1. Receive forgiveness, but don’t forget – This is essential to sharing our testimony in faith.
a. Don’t dwell on mistakes and don’t walk in fear. Remember that after we have repented, we’ve been forgiven, cleansed and press forward towards our calling using the lessons as a reference towards purpose. (Hebrews 8:12; Isaiah 43: 18)
b. Remember God’s grace in spite of your mess – This allows us to extend mercy to others regardless of their mistakes. We must give what we want to be recipients of! (Luke 25:7)
2. Stay open and walk in His strength – Pray daily and ask for His Spirit to guide your divine encounters. He may lead you to share with strangers, family and even coworkers. So remain open to the leading of the Holy Spirit and rest in His strength to share your testimony transparently in those moments He reveals to you!