Mistakes are unavoidable. There is no other way to be human than to make mistakes. It seems to be part of what it means to be human.
But for some people, their mistakes become part of their identity. Their failures in various parts of their life become the central theme of their identity.
This identity becomes the point of reference for their decision making process. They conclude that since they failed in the past, they’ll fail in the future. Since they’ve been in debt in the past, they’ll always be in debt.
But if they could re-formulate their identity, things would be different. If they could take on their identity as a child of God, their focus would be different. The failure identity would be a thing of the pst and the child of God identity would become prominent. Future decisions would be based on this Godly identity.
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