I was talking with my mom the other day about 2017.
To me when I look over 2017, all I see is my mistakes. How it felt like I failed a time of what felt like testing. How I should’ve grown closer to God instead of fall away.
Now I feel like my relationship with God is back on the right track but why did I have to fail when I could’ve been strong…I should’ve been strong. For me and my siblings. Instead I fell.
As I was telling my mother this, she said something that I’ve never thought of.
That time wasn’t a fail.
It wasn’t even a test.
That difficult time in my life wasn’t to test if I was a good Christian or not.
It was a learning opportunity.
I might’ve made mistakes but I learned something.
Maybe I did fail the ‘test’ but I’ve become a better person because of it.
Who knows what would’ve happened if I had made better choices. But I wouldn’t be the person I am now if it weren’t for that. As it says in Romans 8:28;
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
So if you feel like you failed, it wasn’t a failure. God will use that time in your life, your mistakes, your failures for good in his master plan.
Just trust him ❤