Gratitude Challenge – November 20 – Thankful for Ability to Learn from Mistakes

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I am thankful when we can learn from our mistakes and receive mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a  clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned.




Here are your inspirational thoughts originally intended for last night, Sunday evening (I was offline most of the day):


“Sadly, many people today continue to fall back

into the mistakes and patterns of their past.

They keep going around the same mountain,

time and time again,

having to learn the same lesson multiple times.

Wisdom is learning from your mistakes

and moving on.

Thank God for His mercy

and the opportunity to begin again

no matter how many times

we have made mistakes in the past.

We don’t have to live our lives

in the prison of regret, guilt, and failure

because we have made some mistakes.

Jesus came to open prison doors

and set captives free (see Isaiah 61:1).”

–Joyce Meyer in “You Can Begin Again”


My reflections:

I love this one, especially as it applies to some current circumstances. It’s comforting to know we can learn from our mistakes and not linger in the past, but rather get a fresh start and move forward.

Mercy= Not getting the punishment or paying the consequences for what we actually deserve.


So what are YOUR thoughts?


Do you find it easy to let go of the past and not repeat mistakes?


Are you then able to move forward in your life?




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  1. Mercy triumphs over judgement. That’s scriptural. Let us exhort His Mercy for all.

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