Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dear Sister :: 6/17/14

This is a new series that my sister and I are going to be trying out.  Instead of us talking on the phone about things and then writing about them, we are going to write things back and forth to each other through this medium.  Let us know what you think.  ~Aime

Dear Sister,

The longer you go through life, the more mistakes you will make.  It is inevitable.  Don't be discouraged, don't be scared.  It is this human life we live.  

But something that comes along with making these mistakes is having to deal with them.  Sometimes the consequences will be clear cut - disciplinary action at school/work, relationships that you have to directly address, etc.  Unfortunately, there is another problem with mistakes that is harder still.  

You have to make peace with the mistakes you have made.  

Once you get through the discipline/consequences, you still will be living in the same body, thinking with the same mind, that brought you the fabulous mistake that you are dealing with.  It can be fun (did you catch the sarcasm?).  There will be choices that will tenaciously stick in your mind for years and years (if you haven't already begun to deal with this delightful function of the human mind), never letting you forget that you screwed up.  

So how do you deal with it?  How do you get through the struggle of your mind being constantly assaulted by the nagging of past indiscretions?  How do you get up again and try to not make the same mistake the next time around?  

I don't know.  If you figure it out, let me know.  And preferably sooner than writing me a digital letter.  :P  

But one thing I do know is that there is always more grace.  I know you have heard me say this a lot.  But it is only going to become truer and truer.  The more mistakes you make, the more there will be a gracious God willing to forgive the sins you commit against Him and situations where He will strengthen you to take the consequences you must.  And there will be a gracious God who will whisper quietly to try again because He is doing a good work in you.  That good work is a lot of hard work - so try again.  

And remember - there is always more grace.

Your sister,

P.S. I may be fangirling all over this video on a regular basis =D 

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