The new bank president decided that he would meet individually with each employee to introduce himself. He wanted them to know that he was very interested in their work and how important they were to the success of the bank.
After introducing himself to all of the employees, he asked one of them to come to his office. After she sat down, he asked, “How long have you been working here?”
Proudly she responded, “Forty years. And in all that time I’ve only made one little mistake.”
“That’s fine,” he grumbled. “But in the future, be more careful.”
We all make mistakes. And there are at least three things we can do about them:
We can promise never to make another one. That, however, is impractical since we know that promise would be impossible to keep.
We can give up and never try to do anything else again as long as we live. And we know that’s impractical because life goes on.
Or we can learn from our mistakes and profit from them as though they were our teachers. When things do not work out as intended, we can go to God in prayer and ask for His wisdom which is available upon request.
Prayer: Lord, Your Word assures us that “if we need wisdom and want to know what to do” all we need to do is ask. May we learn to seek Your counsel and insight. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: James 1:5-9 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you…