One of the hardest things to do is to tell other people that you have made a mistake. No one likes to admit they have done something wrong. It is hard to talk to a person you have hurt or betrayed.
Even though it is hard to admit we have done something wrong, God wants us to accept the responsibility for our own actions. When we mess up, we need to accept the blame and try to make it right again.
In his letter to Christians, James shared some good advice. In James 5:16 he talked about making mistakes. “So always tell each other the wrong things you have done. Then pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you. Anyone who lives the way God wants can pray, and great things will happen.”
When we do something wrong, we should first ask God to forgive us. He has promised to forgive us if we confess our sins to Him. Then, if we have hurt another person, we need to tell them we are sorry and ask them to forgive us, too. And we should pray for each other so that God can heal and strengthen our relationship.
Think about your life today. Do you need to ask God for forgiveness? Do you need to tell someone that you are sorry? God will forgive you and help you obey Him.