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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, May 15, 2020.
But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Jeremiah 18:4
To say that I play golf is an insult to people who actually play golf. I have a set of clubs and have spent hours on a golf course, but I still wouldn’t say I play golf. I do something a little different. I hit a little white ball, hope it will go in the direction that I am looking, and then spend some amount of time hunting for that ball to repeat the process until getting close enough to the hole to miss the put. Then we go on to the next hole. I find it a fun and exciting way to spend the day. But when I started “playing” golf, I didn’t know all of the rules. It was several rounds in when I was introduced to the mulligan.
A mulligan, to my surprise, was a do-over. When you hit a terrible shot, you can use a mulligan as a do-over and not have it count against you. Once I knew that there were mulligans, I enjoyed golf much more. The pressure to be perfect was gone, and I could just enjoy a day on the course because I was no longer down about my horrible game but could enjoy from time to time learning from my mistakes and taking a do-over. It really got me to thinking what if you could have do-overs in life.
Friends, we all have made mistakes in life that we wish we could get back. We wish we could redo certain days and have certain moments back without penalty so we could get it right the second time around. The problem is we can’t. Once something is done, it is done, but not really. As we live our lives, it is essential to know that God is always writing our story and shaping our future. When we have those moments that are not perfect, God sees them and just keeps shaping us. God sees the mistake and starts to reshape us as he sees fit so that we can still be useful and reach the destiny that He has for us. So when things go wrong, so that it is not the end of the world. Even in our worst moments, God can continually reshape us and give is a do-over.