In due time
she gave birth to a son.
She named him Samuel,
for she said, "I asked the LORD for him.” 
~1 Samuel 1:20 NLT

Mistakes that Make You ThinkWe all make mistakes, but the key is learning from them.  Last week I made a few mistakes that made me think… like, really think.

MISTAKES THAT MAKE YOU THINK

Last week’s devotion was about a woman named Hannah who desperately wanted a baby. When I talked about how she asked God to give her a son I wrote:

“When telling Eli this covenant she made with God,
he prayed a prayer of blessing over Hannah’s life
and the next year she gave birth to a baby boy named Samuel.”

Last week’s devotion was about a woman named Hannah who desperately wanted a baby. When I talked about how she asked God to give her a son I wrote,

“When telling Eli this covenant she made with God, he prayed a prayer of blessing over Hannah’s life and the next year she gave birth to a baby boy named Samuel.”

That’s what I said last week but if you read today’s verse that is a part of Hannah’s story, you know the statement I made was wrong.  I’ve already corrected it on the post but wanted to make sure I let all of you know.  I was clearly getting the story about how Sarah and Abraham had a baby boy one year after the angel told them they would. But, as I said in last week’s devotion, Hannah’s story isn’t wrapped up neatly with a bow on top.  Like the story of Abe and Sarah, the promise didn’t come in a short time-frame.  When talking about Hannah, the Bible only says that “in due time she gave birth to a son”.  We don’t know how long she had to wait for the promise.  So often, we have to wait for the promise.

IN DUE TIME

Hannah, Sarah and Abraham all made mistakes while waiting for their promises so I think we’re in good company when we get it wrong.  The key is picking yourself up and moving forward… towards the promise, until you receive all God has for you!

Prayer

Father…I’m sure this isn’t news to you, but I’m not perfect.  I make mistakes. Please forgive me and help me to learn from my mistakes, so I don’t continue to make the same ones. With Your strength, I commit to taking the necessary steps to change my ways.  In Jesus Name…Amen


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As I thought about the mistakes I made last week, I came up with 9 Tips on how we can all make the most of our mistakes, learn how to Fail Forward and not go backwards. So for this week’s Drawing From The Well section, I’ve put these tips into a Downloadable Bible Study for you!

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Sherry Stahl