I make mistakes. I know this is a news flash for most of you. I say the wrong things. I do the wrong things. Often they lead to big messes, but mostly God uses my mess ups for His purposes.
I messed up last Sunday. It wasn’t big but it was a mess up. During worship I was leading the end of the service and I was supposed to say the prayers,then go into the creed, followed by a song. I finished the prayers of the people and then sat down for the song. I missed the creed all together. The pastor told me lead them in the creed after the prayers, and I missed it. It was a total mess up hopefully no one but the person running slides and the music team noticed. It didn’t end the world but I was frustrated with myself.
Right after the service I went up to the music team leader and apologized. While we were talking someone came a lady came up and told us saying the creed after that song was one of the most moving moments she has had in worship in a long time. She finally said it and really meant it. It was a great Jesus moment.
I feel like we all need this reminder from time to time. We need to be reminded that God can use our mistakes, our mess-ups for his Work. He can use our broken best laid plans for his Work. So today if you messed up remember God is working it for his good. God is working it so others can know Jesus. May you be reminded of Jesus working in your good times and your bad.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 NIV