Wednesday

Use 'em, Don't Excuse 'em

repentance, growing in Christ, learning from mistakes, not excusing mistakes but using mistakes
When caught red-handed, few famous people honestly admit they're wrong. 

Typically, they excuse and rationalize their sins, which takes far more effort than simply repenting. This seems to be true of politicians, celebrities, and even well-known pastors caught in sin. 

Studies show that successful business people see their failures as opportunities for growth. They don't excuse them...they use them. They learn from their mistakes. That's one thing that sets them apart from the unsuccessful.

In a world that excuses, redefines and justifies sin, Christians are supposed to set themselves apart by acknowledging our sins, repenting and learning from them. That is the only route to spiritual growth (2 Corinthians 7:9-10). 

"The kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin ... But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death." 2 Corinthians 7:10 NLT

Is there something you're excusing that's keeping you from growing spiritually? Take time today to repent.

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