“Error of My Ways”
What if every trial, tribulation…
What if every mistake, error…
What if every challenge, obstacle…
What if every weakness, fear…
led you to here?
For one simple reason,
would grow to embody the confidence you would
need for the next great thing.
Oh, Lord, the mistakes I have made. The confused attempts at a life well-lived. The hesitations, the horrors at what I have done. Clueless and unconscious I have been. My acts surprising me at time. If I could turn back time, oh Lord, I would.
Taking pity on me that day -standing as I was in the sunlight in the trees on the mini-golf course of all places, awaiting a stepson’s next shot -and I cringed inwardly, remembering again another silly, past mistake.
And in the sunlight, Lord, I saw the answer. I was worried about what was coming next. I did not have confidence given my track record, and these whispered words I heard,
“Every mistake, every failure you hold so dear, have never bothered Me. They have brought you here, so you would believe in your strength to overcome anything. The message is not that you failed, the message is that you persevered. The world needs those who persevere and you are such a one that I hold dear.”