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Being Wrong is Not Bad if You Learn a Lesson

Last updated on January 11, 2022

Admitting your wrong can be difficult, mainly when your own words speak the truth back to you. But being wrong is not bad if you learn a lesson.

I wrote a letter to a friend in June 2018.

I opened a saved copy yesterday to reread the contents, and the words of truth spoke to my heart. I’ve been doing the same thing, going in the wrong direction. 

I filled my mind with speculations and theories and searched to explain past suffering and this dark and sinful world. The very things I’ve consumed are driving a wedge between Christ and me.

The Letter

Dear Friend,

I’ve taken a moment to read about pharmakeia and the theories behind the Word. I can’t say I disagree with the information. 

The problem is, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers and rulers of the darkness.” 

This world is Satan’s domain and has been since the fall of Adam and Eve. That will not change until Christ’s return.

And more importantly, “darkness cannot drive out darkness,” only the light of Christ can drive the darkness away. 

I’ve watched you consume and fill your mind with speculations, theories, and all sorts of knowledge to explain this dark and sinful world. 

In doing so, the devil has gained a strong foothold in your mind. This information poisons your mind and takes your focus off the one who matters. 

Jesus Christ!  

The very things you consume are driving a wedge between you and Christ. The battle against the forces of darkness and sin is over. Christ defeated the enemy on the cross at Calvary. 

Our focus should be on the Word of God. And our task is to be a light for Christ in a darkened world. His spirit and Word is the only power we need to defeat the enemy. 

I ask you kindly STOP focusing on the darkness and let the light of Christ back into your mind by reading His Word daily. 

Don’t worry about the darkness of sin in this world or how it works. Our redemption was paid for and sealed by the blood of Christ on the cross at Calvary. 

I fear, until you do, the Lord will continue giving you over to a reprobate mind. You must renew your mind with divine wisdom, the Word of God. Not scientific knowledge explaining darkness. 

And you’re right; there is no medication to fix the problem. It’s a choice only you can make to resist the devil so that he will flee. 

You said, “I don’t need to read the Bible.” I ask you, do you want to be healed? If so, seek God with all of your mind and heart in His Word. 

And stay far away from learning of the darkness of sin! It’s a trap set by the adversary to keep you away from a loving God who has redeemed us.

Sincerely, Linda

The Lesson Learned by Being Wrong

This letter profoundly spoke to my heart. I, too, have followed the same path to explain the darkness of abuse.

I fell into the trap of seeking knowledge and understanding theories. I was trying to help others overcome suffering without the Word of God. 

Epic fail! 

I admit the wrong. 

I made a grave mistake.

I need to stop focusing on the darkness and stay in the Word of God.

The past is the past, and you can’t change it.

The focus of my writings should be on the glorious things God has done for me. How He restored and changed my life. And, more importantly, how He can do the same for you. 

Being wrong is not bad if you learn a valuable lesson. 

That’s how God teaches us a new way to live. He points out the wrong way and directs you to the right path again. And your willingness to listen will dictate the outcome. 

L.M. Carleton
L.M. Carleton

I'm an abuse survivor and blog for others who suffered, helping you grow in wisdom and change your life. I overcame adverse childhood experiences by walking in faith and caring for the elderly and physically challenged for more than twenty years.

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