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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Making Mistakes

Today I thought I would share from my Joyce Meyer Devotional! Joyce tells it like it is LOL and I, for one, LOVE THAT! Thought this devo would be perfect for Word filled Wednesday

BE A RISK TAKER!


MATTHEW 25:16-18 reads ~ He who received the five talents went at once and traded wit them, and he gained five talents more. And likewise he who had received two talents--he also gained two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.

When Jim Burke became the head of a new products division at Johnson&Johnson, one of his first projects was the development of a children's chest rub. The project failed miserably, and Burke expected that he would be fired. When he was called in to see the chairman of the board, however, he was met with a surprising reception.
"Are you the one who just cost me all that money?" asked Robert Wood Johnson. "Well, I just want to congratulate you. If you are making mistakes, that means you are taking risks, and we won't grow unless you take risks." Some years later, when Burke himself became chairman of Johnson&Johnson, he continued to spread the word.
Dont' be afraid of making mistakes. You will never succeed without making mistakes and possibly many of them. Making mistakes is something we do as human beings, but we are still God's children, and He has a good plan for our lives. He is long-suffering, plenteous in mercy, and filled with loving kindness.


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Dear Lord, help me to use the talents YOU have given me and to not be afraid of making mistakes. Give me wisdom on how to be the best I can be for YOU. Amen

What about you? Can you remember a time you made a mistake and God helped you to learn from it??

7 comments:

Dawn

Loved this! I wish all companies were this insightful. =)

Betsy from Tennessee

Hi Loren, I always say that it's good to 'step out of your box' into the unknown. It's hard to get out of our comfort zones --but it's important to try these things.. IF we make a mistake, that's okay. At least, we tried.....

Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Darcie

Without a doubt this is the message I try to tell my children. Its sometimes when we make the greatest of mistakes that God can really do a work in us. I just want to make sure and LEARN from my mistakes as well..always a good lesson too. Thanks for sharing.

George

Thanks for sharing a great devotion with us.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

great message Loren - thanks for sharing!

Cherie Hill

This was a STRONG Word from God to me today sister! Thank you! Praying you have a wonderfully blessed Easter filled with our risen Savior's presence!
Love and hugs,
Cherie
(LOVE the new blog design!!!!!)

jayayceeblog

Amen! It's always good to remember that mistakes are made to learn from. I have missed you, my friend!!! =D

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