When Committing Mistakes Feels Like A Mortal Sin

Making mistakes is our nature. We are born with it. Not even the smartest and the wealthiest can avoid committing mistakes. We can only reach great potential and growth, but never perfection in its strictest sense. Yes, no one is perfect. All of us commit mistakes. But come to think of it, why is it, sometimes, commiting mistakes makes us feel like we have committed a mortal sin? They ridicule you for not knowing better. They laugh at your back because you committed mistakes. They put you down because you erred. Is not that an utter foolishness? I call that foolishness because it is. Why would an imperfect person put down another imperfect person? When one puts down another, it means he feels that he is above the other. Anyway, how could you put others down if you do not feel that you are on top? But that is foolishness. Because even if one person may be ahead of another due to knowledge, experience, or position, a wise and good heart do not delight in putting others down because of their mistakes. Because deep down that person should realize that for him to be on top, he must have made mistakes too and have learned from them. He should be the best person to step on another’s shoe because he had been there before. Listen to the words of Jesus, “‘Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.'” -Matthew 7: 1-7.

Treat mistakes with more kindness and understanding. When you commit mistakes, how do you want people to treat you? Isn’t it that you want to be treated with mercy and grace? Isn’t it that you want to be given another chance to prove them wrong? Isn’t it that you want to correct it and do better next time? So Jesus said, “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” -Luke 6:31. They say, respect begets respect. And so with other virtues. You reap what you sow. If you sow kindness, you will reap it. If you sow, grace, then it shall be returned to you. Wisdom tells us that mistakes is a natural aspect of an imperfect creature, like us humans. We need each other to learn and to grow. We should approach mistakes with grace. Where others fail, teach them. Where others make mistakes, help them out. Where others failed, assist them. The failure of comitting mistakes is a suffering on its own. Why add more to the wound by being unkind? Jesus Christ showed to us the perfect example of this kindness and grace. “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, ‘The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.’” -Romans 15:1-3.

Published by rahjomuelvin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

17 thoughts on “When Committing Mistakes Feels Like A Mortal Sin

  1. Yes, no one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes, and yes, we need to be gracious and not demand perfection out of imperfect people, because we are also imperfect. The problem comes into play when people use this as an excuse to live in sin, to knowingly, willfully and even premeditatedly repeat the same sins over again as a matter of habit. That is not making mistakes. That is willfully choosing to disobey God on a consistent and regular basis. So, it is wise of us to know the difference and to distinguish the difference, for many people are being led to believe we should not judge sin and that they are free to sin as much as they want now that they are under grace and not under law. So, yes, be gracious about mistakes, but we must not tolerate habitual willful sinning against God.

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    1. Amen to this. Thank you for your wise words. Yes, many people think that we should not judge sin. Even Christians sometimes felt that it is wrong for us to correct. But we cannot tolerate willful sinning because that is not the way of God. While we can be gracious with sin, that also means we need to correct in love. Because love does not rejoice in evil. And there are times too I realized, even when we have no intention to judge their actions, but when we speak the Word of God in truth, they already feel judged. I think that is the power of the Word of God. It exposes the motives and thoughts of man.

      Thank you for visiting my site. I have missed reading your blogs for a while. 🥰🙏🏻 blessings!

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      1. Rahjomuelvin, thank you. Praise Jesus. Yes, when we speak the truth of the gospel it is going to offend people. The Bible says it will. And, yes, they will feel judged, but that is the word of God judging, not us, if what we are sharing is the word of God. Yes, a lot of people are trying to say we should never judge, and that is because they want to keep us silent and not sharing the gospel message.

        I am glad that you got your site working to where I can now see what you write. I enjoyed reading your blog post.

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