Recently I spoke without thinking, and my words were sanctimonious.
I apologized, but I was still disappointed in myself.
I should have known better since I get self-righteous comments on my blog posts from time to time.
This thought from A.W. Tozer helped:
"A man's true character is the average of his life, not the extremes. David reached the top when he slew Goliath and the bottom when he slew Uriah...We should not be too much elated over a victory nor too much discouraged over a defeat. God reckons the average and will evaluate us accordingly."
My sanctimonious words were a step backward, but I'm determined to learn from my mistakes.
Like Paul I can say:
"Not that I have already obtained all this ... but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me... Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead." Philippians 3:12-13