Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good.    If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake.

            Proverbs 19:2, NCV


Great Blunders

Perhaps you think the desires of your heart are no longer possible because you’ve made a lot of mistakes. Your life has been messy and that could mean you’re stuck, and nothing can change. Victor Hugo said, “Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers.”  If you’ve been gathering the mistakes you’ve made in life, one fiber at a time, you may indeed have created a mess, a chord that seems unbreakable.  You may wonder if it’s still possible to get a clean slate and start again.

What You Can Do Now

The answer lies not so much in the measure of your mistakes, but in the condition of your heart. There’s nothing God likes better than a contrite heart. After all, when you’re sorry for the mistakes you’ve made, you’re ready to be remolded, shaped into something more valuable.  You want to change, and you know you need God’s help to do so.  We read in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Wow! That’s quite a promise!


What God Can Do Now

If you’ve confessed your messy life to God, He can do something miraculous. He can purify you. He can give you a clean slate, a new song to sing, an open door to better days. He can make your plans and dreams possible again. Not only can He do that, but He will do that as long as you stay close, seeking His face in the things you do. He promises to give you a do-over and let you try again.


Chances are, you didn’t get too far past your toddler years without making a few colossal mistakes. You may have even compounded those mistakes by poor choices and negative self-talk. God wants you to try again. He asks you to just open your heart and share your brokenness. Once you do, those messy chords will loosen their grip on you. You can try again to become the person you were always meant to be.  You are a person with divine possibility who can still accomplish great things. Turn those old ropes into bridges, connecting you to the blessings God still has just for you.  You know it’s still possible!




You amaze me. I can hardly take in the gift of your forgiveness. I know I don’t deserve it. I am grateful to you for cleansing up my heart and my life and offering me a fresh start.  You make me feel like anything is possible as long as I stick close to You!  Amen