What do you do about yesterday’s mistakes?

Yesterday I blew it big time.  My responsibility was to do one more job for the day.  I was tired.  My feet were hurting.  Honestly, I just didn’t want to do it.  While I was procrastinating and wasting time (on purpose, I may add), I heard the sure, still, small voice of the Holy Spirit urging me to go on and do this one last thing for the work day.  I ignored that tiny, big voice.  When it was time for my evening prayer time with God, I didn’t want to face Him.  I felt a little bit like Adam must have felt.  I wanted to run and hide from God.  Instead, I bowed my head and like a little child, went to Him with a repentant heart. 

HE FORGAVE ME!  He actually forgave me and taught me a few valuable lessons.  The Lord is so very good.  It was while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.  His Word tells us that if we confess our sins (really repenting and turning away from them) He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  I John 1:9 is in the Bible on purpose. Whew! Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying for my sins.

So, what do you do about yesterday’s mistakes (sins)?  Offer God true repentance and turn away from them.  Put to use the lessons you learned and move forward.  Yesterday is gone.  Philippians 3:13b-14 says, “forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” 

Here is a prayer you can pray:

Lord, I heard Your Spirit’s voice and I chose to disobey.  I’m sorry.  I was wrong.  Please forgive me.  You know me well.  My heart’s desire is to always obey You. I don’t take Your forgiveness lightly.  Thank You. I won’t dwell on yesterdays sins.  I will do what Your Word says in Philippians 3.  I choose to forget those things behind me and reach forward to those things which are before me. I’ll take the lessons You taught me from this and press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of You, God, in Christ Jesus.  In His Name I pray.  Amen. 


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