Tag: Courage

Making a Mistake

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To follow my heart a little bit more.

That’s what I want to do, but that voice of reason came calling this morning and warned me of past mistakes. Was it really a mistake, or just part of the path that landed me here?

This quote was in my FaceBook memories.

I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more.

My daughter and I have made so many mistakes, we have a little book entitled, ‘Never Again.’ In the book is a list of things we’ve tried, but they turned out to be mistakes. It’s quite humorous.

If you’re making mistakes, you’re a doer.

You’re consistently trying new things and that’s good. I don’t dwell on the word, ‘mistake.’ If that were the case, I’d still be in an unhappy marriage and my life would be completely different. I’m not sure I’d still be sober.

If we confide in others with our decisions, they may say, “You’re making a mistake.” If they have experience in that area, that’s wisdom. If they don’t, it’s merely their opinion sprinkled with fear.

It’s called blind faith for a reason.

As my daughter often says, “If it isn’t scary, it isn’t brave.” Don’t be afraid of making a mistake.

“Broken Hallelujah”

brokenI love the words to this song by The Afters.

I can barely stand right now.
Everything is crashing down,
And I wonder where You are.

I try to find the words to pray.
I don’t always know what to say,
But You’re the one that can hear my heart.

Even though I don’t know what your plan is,                                                                                      I know You’re making beauty from these ashes.

I’ve seen joy and I’ve seen pain.
On my knees, I call Your name.
Here’s my broken hallelujah.

Have you ever been here? It’s an uncomfortable place to be, but probably the most transformational at the same time. When everything is crashing down around you, and the one thing you know you have…is God. courage

With nothing left to hold onto,
I raise these empty hands to You.
Here’s my broken hallelujah.

You know the things that have brought me here.
You know the story of every tear.
‘Cause You’ve been here from the very start.

That’s the key. God knows exactly where we are and watched as we went there! I woke up one morning to my checking account being overdrawn. That is not a pleasurable site, but knowing God loves me and He has a plan for my good, made me rest in peace that it was going to work out, and it did. It’s when a lot of things like that happen at once that we feel like our sky is falling! I believe in times like that, God knows it will bring us closer to Him. He allows us to face our circumstances that stems from the choices we made. I don’t believe God does things to us….I believe He does everything for us.