Correcting The Mistakes Of A Lifetime

We have all made mistakes. And, hopefully, most of us, if not all of us, have asked forgiveness of those mistakes. Ok, so, we’ve asked forgiveness from our mistakes… and we want everything to be right and move on with our lives, right?
Yep, that’s what most of us want. But yesterday, the Lord impressed this thought on my heart; “you don’t correct a lifetime of mistakes in one day, or one month or one year.”
I have made mistakes. Lord, have I made mistakes! And, there are lots of things I would go back and do different. I’m 54. Some of my mistakes.. the roots of those mistakes go back years. I can start today trying to correct some of those but it’s not going to happen overnight.
Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t start trying. But, just understand it may take a while. I can ask forgiveness for my mistakes today, and, I am immediately forgiven by the Lord. I can ask forgiveness of my mistakes from someone else and, they may forgive but, the memory may linger for some time. But. even if that happens, we still need to strive to correct our mistakes.
Today, maybe you are growing impatient. Maybe you have been working on correcting some things but you find yourself asking the Lord; “When will this be over with?” You didn’t get where you are over night and you won’t correct it over-night. Be patient, ask the Lord for forgiveness every day and by God’s grace move forward.

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