“Successful” Failures

Everybody makes mistakes. It’s what we do with our miscues that makes all the difference. It is possible to convert our blunders and errors into opportunities for growth and rebuilding.

In Make “Successful” Mistakes, published at PsychCentral.com, Maud Purcell describes the hidden benefits of addressing our faults, which include reminding us that we’re human, and prodding us to improve. Purcell also explains how to maximize our errors, by learning what we will do differently in the future and making amends with those we have hurt.

From a spiritual standpoint, we have all slipped up. The Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23, KJV). Thankfully, we can have a new beginning through Christ.

Paul explained, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). God saves – and uses – imperfect people.