For one of my college assignments this week, I had to take a Walls Evaluation. After completing the evaluation, I found that the wall I have in my life involves a mindset of Isolation. According to the evaluation website: “Isolation can be defined as a withdrawal from healthy relationships to avoid pain or responsibility. Such a Wall can hinder you from the meaningful connections with other people who God created you to enjoy. Even more, if you’re a parent, this Wall can have a major impact on how your children relate to others as well!”
You might know the story of Mephibosheth from the Bible. He was the son of Jonathan and the grandson of King Saul. When they were killed in battle, he was only five years old, and had to flee with his nurse to Gibeah because she feared the Philistines would try to kill him too. In her rush to get Mephibosheth away from possible danger an unfortunate accident took place. The nurse dropped Mephibosheth and he was crippled in both legs for the rest of his life.
Even before we arrived, it was pretty much guaranteed that we would make mistakes. At some point in our lives, we would end up failing at something or disappointing ourselves and others. It shouldn’t surprise us that we aren’t perfect. Imperfection is one word that describes everyone. No one is an exception.
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!
– Christian D. Larson
Nobody’s perfect. We are all bound to make mistakes at one time or another. And if you haven’t made a mistake, then you probably aren’t really living and Albert Einstein would tell you that you definitely have never tried anything new. One of the worst fears to have is the fear of making a mistake for you will always be chasing after perfection and perfection is the one thing that has never ever been attained by any single human.
“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free