For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 24:16 KJV

One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is the second (and third, fourth, fifth) chance. Every morning we wake, we are given a clean slate of mercy and an opportunity to try again, in any area of our lives. Nothing is ever too broken or too far gone with God!

Buttercream texture…down & Buttercream decorating…to go!

I am fairly competitive, especially with myself, so I could not accept the buttercream frosting failure of last week. I would say they were a success! Although I still have some progress to make, I think it was a effort worthy of redemption!

We are often up against things that are much more complicated than buttercream frosting on a cupcake, but the principle is the same. Maybe you tried learning a language and failed? Maybe you started a business and failed? Pursued a relationship and failed? Worked towards a goal and failed? Whatever the failure might have been, you can try again. Stepping confidently into the new adventure of second (third, fourth and fifth) attempts without guilt.

When I was a little girl, I took piano lessons. I liked the idea of playing the piano but was interested enough to invest the energy needed to learn and eventually, I stopped taking lessons. When I became a teenager, I immediately regretted that decision and for a while, I battled guilt about quitting. Thoughts like, “I could have been a Beethoven if I had not stopped (probably not!)” and “Why was I not disciplined enough?” paralyzed me from even contemplating taking lessons again. With time, I realized that I was a child and just not ready at that stage in my life. I came to grips with the fact that this would not be the first or last time that I tried and quit something/failed and that was okay.

Two weeks ago, I started taking lessons again. Most days, I am optimistic but I have had a few of those days too. It doesn’t matter if you are trying something again from two weeks ago or twenty years ago, that second chance is always available.

We only have one life to live on earth, so we might as well try again and again and again!

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