Regardless of what it is, once a mistake has been made, it’s important to learn from it and move beyond it. Many times we would like to remain in a state of self-pity; but in reality life goes on.
In Proverbs 24:16, it says, “…For a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief…” Which do you choose to be: wicked or just? It seems so much easier to stay on the ground when you fall or just continue to walk when you’ve stopped running in a race. But, that is not the way of the “just”. Starting out again, in a continual motion forward is the way of the just.
It doesn’t say that you start over, it just says that you get back up and continue on. Think about it. It would be crazy to start a race all over just because you caught a cramp and had to walk a little. Normally, the rules are that ‘as long as you stay on the course and within boundaries’, you are good to go–until the race is completed.
But, if you sit or stay on the ground too long, without advancing, then the race is over for you.
Mistakes are hard to face, and can be embarrassing. But on the brighter side, most mistakes are not the end and can be recovered from.
I encourage you to make the effort to get back up, dust yourself off and try again. Success is waiting to greet you!