Ever make a mistake and one you aren’t proud of? A mistake that had a cascade effect? Well I had one recently. A mistake that caused me to miss my usual mass time on Sunday, my hour of prayer time on Sunday, writing my Catholic blog that morning, and the time I had set aside to do my ministry duties.
Needless to say I felt like I let God down that day. Although I felt bad and guilty, I let it go and let God intervene as to how this all was going to take care of itself.
Strangely enough by the end of the day, everything had resolved itself. I got to mass, I got some prayer time, I wrote my blog, and I got all my ministry duties done – it all happened, by God’s surprising grace in the face of my inadequacies and mistakes. I felt spiritually nourished at the end of the day.
Earlier this week, one of my journal prompts had me reflect on mistakes in my life and seemingly every one of them worked out in the end. God used it for good. When you reflect on yours, don’t you find that to be true as well? None of our mistakes are insurmountable. Perhaps they are just little bumps that God helps to smooth out and lessons along the way as we grow to who He desires us to be.
I think that’s ultimately what the message is today: Be humble enough to admit your “bumps” – your faults and mistakes and embrace who you truly are - good, bad and ugly. We’re all a mix, and we all have inadequacies, but God’s grace can and does work through those if we’re humble enough to let Him.
Don’t be too prideful to not allow God’s grace to rescue you from your mistakes!