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280 TurningMistakesintoSomethingGood En

# 280 TurningMistakesintoSomethingGood En

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05/11/2014

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Turning Mistakes into Something Good
A message from Jesus
Not again!It makes me somad when thathappens!You know,
it won’t help to
get angry.If you put theedge of your bucketagainst the sand and tip
it quickly, it might
work better.
You probablydon't like it whensomething doesn’t turn
out the way youwant it to.Uh-huh.
I don’t like
it either. But what
I like even less is beingcorrected, even if I’ve
done something I
shouldn’t have.Receiving
correction is noteasy. But…
It’s good
for us?I guess
it’s good, butit’s not fun.

Did you know that Ican bring good outof your mistakes?
If you let Me, I can
something.
become a better,happier person. How?
The rst time you try, you may do it wrong—
you make mistakes. Your teacher again shows you the correct way to do it.You try again, and do itright the next time.But then it may be a few days before you do thattype of math exercise again, and the next time
you are multiplying with two-digit numbers youhave forgotten how, and again, you get the wronganswers. You might feel bad about this.Let’s take studyingmath as an example, suchas learning to multiply
explains how to do these
sums, and then you try
it yourself.First, multiply
the 8 by the 6, carry
over the 4, then multiplythe 4 by the 6 andadd on the 4.Here, let me
show you what youdid wrong and how
it’s done.Yes, you have!I think I’ve
got it now!
Don’t worry!
With practice
you’ll get it.
This istoo hard!

Your teacher doesn't get upset at you.
He patiently shows you what you didwrong and the correct way to multiply
with two-digit numbers.
And he gives you time to practice thisnew skill each day until you rememberit well.Your mistakes in multiplying with two-digitnumbers result in good, because due to yourmistakes, your teacher explained things morethoroughly to you. You got extra time topractice your new skill.For example, if you make a mistake ofnot being considerate of another person’sfeelings, you then learn how your actions
affect others.
something you did or said, you can
learn from the sad experience howto communicate nicely so you’re an
You have therst part right.Let’s do the rest of
the sum again.
This happens
in your personal life,too. I allow people to make
mistakes so that they can
learn from their mistakes. AndI give them opportunitiesto also practice theright ways to live.