“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” – Psalm 37:24
Mistakes. Oh, how we hate to get caught making mistakes! The mere thought of it used to paralyze me. (Yes, I was that kid standing in the candy aisle for hours, terrified of making the wrong choice!)
Of course, as we grow older the cold, hard truth begins to settle in: mistakes are inevitable. No matter how hard we strive for perfection, we will slip up from time to time.
The reality of this has greatly humbled me of late. I won’t always teach perfect lessons, preach perfect sermons, or handle every situation at home the way Mr. Cleaver would have approved of.
And that’s okay.
To relieve stress, my wife and I have dove into the trendy world of adult coloring. As I work on my little masterpieces, the stress of life melts away as I reflect on life. Sometimes I color outside the lines, or accidentally select the wrong color. But the picture isn’t ruined. In fact, sometimes I find that the “mistakes” are actually quite beautiful, and they become my favorite part of the entire work!
Here is my latest creation, done with the Colorfy App:
What has jumping on board with this crazy trend taught me?
Allow yourself to make mistakes – to experiment with new ideas and new colors.
Make peace with the fact that not every decision will be perfect – and learn to see the beautiful lessons wrapped in every fumble.
And remember that God is absolutely in the business of taking our spilled milk and using it to creating glorious tales of healing and redemption.
Go ahead…dare to color outside the lines.