Don’t be afraid of making a mistake

At some time in our life, it is likely that you will face a situation where you will have to make a difficult decision. You will have tough choices to make and may be afraid of making a mistake.

When I talk about making a mistake, I’m not talking about sinning. I’m talking more about situations like wanting to know whether to stay in a job or quit, whether to marry a certain person or whether to fire your boss, become an entrepreneur and start a new business. Situations which aren’t necessarily sinful, where God’s will is not obvious and there are good and bad sides to the various choices that you have.

When faced with such situations, it’s important that we not be afraid of making mistakes and most importantly, not be afraid of taking risks.

A lot of times we miss out on good things because we are scared of taking a risk – it can be safer to stay in a bad situation that you are familiar with, that you know what is involved, rather than reaching out for something better when you don’t know for sure that the alternative will be better.

We might make mistakes but we have to remember that we serve a powerful and loving God. God is powerful, if we do our best to discern his will, even if we make a mistake, He can use it for our good. Our God controls the universe, and He can alter circumstances for your advantage even if you’ve made a mistake. Also, God is a loving God who wants the best for you. God will lead you and guide you to the best place for you, if you continue to have faith in His love and follow His guidance.

Just remember the promise in Romans 8:28, that God works all things for the good of those who love Him. If we make mistakes even as we love God, God can turn the mistakes around for our benefit.