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  • Writer's pictureMegan DiMaria

Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to fail. Yeah, truly.

Updated: Jan 22, 2022

Take a breath

I'm busy. We're all busy, right? I had a moment last week when an appointment that should have been recorded somehow missed being input into my iCal (Mac's online calendar). In my frenzy, I shrieked, "Well, it's not on my iCal!"

Fortunately, only about three seconds passed before I realized I sounded like a nut. In my mind, if it wasn't on my iCal, then it couldn't possibly exist. Ha!

For just a moment, I became unglued. Ever had that happened to you? Come on, be honest. Anyway, I'm glad my tizzy mode was brief. It was a great reality check.

I took a moment, sat in the sun flooding into my living room, closed my eyes, and gave myself permission to have failed. What? You didn't know I wasn't perfect? (I just said that with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.) Sometimes it’s good to screw up. (Did I just say that?)

When you realize you've made a mistake, you get the opportunity to reevaluate your priorities. Pray about it, seek God, and ask Him to organize your day/goals/dreams.

That day I had too much on my plate—a mistake to begin with—and it was inevitable that my day would not run smoothly. As a spiritual woman, my thoughts turned to God.

Let me share a great verse that helps me to put my day into perspective. (The Message) Ps. 90:17 "And let the love of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!"

So, if you screw up, sit in a comfy chair, close your eyes, and give yourself permission to have failed. Then open your eyes, read some wisdom from the Bible, and get back into the business of living.

Happy 2022. Have a fantastic year, friends.


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