Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mistakes Can be Good

by Aleta Kay

You probably think I’m crazy for making such a statement: mistakes can be good. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been called crazy. That’s okay. They called Eli Whitney, Ben Franklin and Socrates crazy, too, until their theories and inventions worked. But I’m not quite the genius they were.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you how this principle works. It’s found in Romans 8:28 (one of my favorite verses in the Bible). It says, “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
God already knows what we are going to do before we even think about it. He created time for man, but there is no time in the realm of heaven. God sees everything as if it has already happened because it has already been recorded in His books. Since He already knows everything, there is a plan in place to help us overcome our mistakes, and even the inconvenient things that happen to us.
For example, Tom and I were traveling one day. We were on our way home probably from family reunion in West Virginia. We really wanted to be home before dark and it was rapidly approaching. We were getting tired, though, and decided to stop at a gas station to get something cold to drink to help us wake up. When we got back on the road about ten minutes later there was an accident blocking traffic at the next traffic light. It had just happened and sirens were on the way but were still a good ways off. We knew that if we had not stopped we very well may have been part of that mess.
You may think that is just coincidence, and there really is no way to tell if we would have been involved or not. But Matthew 10:30 says even the hairs of our heads are all numbered (counted by God.) Maybe it was just coincidence, but I have a heavenly Father who is concerned about my welfare. I believe He protects those who love Him. Not that everything is always perfect, that nothing bad ever happens. When bad things happen, God turns them around for our good and His glory (reputation). God is so awesome

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