Mistakes Are A Part Of The Journey

Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy;

In your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.

Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.

The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.

So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.

Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.

In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.”

Psalm 143:1-12 NIV

What a word! For to You I entrust my life!!!

Right now I am learning by making all these big mistakes!

It is so frustrating.



A system overload.

Information after information….

My husband says all the time:

“Information without transformation leads to frustration!”

I wanna be there already.

But if I am going to entrust my life to God then I have to be willing to learn!

And some of the greatest lessons come out of the biggest mistakes.

How else will we learn? That is called trying.

And trying will inevitably cause mistakes.

When you try like me… LOL it causes BIG mistakes.

I have to learn.

I have to listen.

That can only happen on a TRAINING ground not a teaching ground.

You see teaching is what informs you, while training is what actually forms you.

Training is the WORK!

The “on-the-job” lessons that you could never get by being taught. You have to do. Training does that. This is how we live. This is how we learn.

This is how we improve. This is how we get better.

This is how we become the BEST version of you!

By making mistakes…. big ones, little ones, any ones!

Just entrust your life to Him and know that He works ALL things together for good.

So in my journey… mistakes are a very big part of that. It leads me to a place of peace, believing that the best is yet to come, just because I tried that much. ♥️



About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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