Years ago, when I was a banker, I learned an important habit that I use today in my own business, and that is to save the office trash for a week or more. It may sound disgusting, but it’s only paper; we don’t put food in those cans. I put all the envelopes, junk mail flyers, and so on in the office trash can to insure that I have recourse in case I throw away something important. There was a time that I didn’t do that and mixed the mail and papers in with all the trash, and I threw a check away that was wrapped in, what looked like junk mail. I then had to dig through rotting garbage to find it. That’s when I decided that I needed to follow what I had learned in banking. It happened again, and I can’t tell you what a relief it was to be able to go back through clean trash and find that check!
How many times does it take for you to learn a lesson? The Lord disciplines those He loves to guide you in the direction of the narrow path towards Him. Have you created habits to keep you from making mistakes? Do you repent quickly if you do make a mistake? Consider keeping in close contact with God on a daily basis, through prayer, and Bible study. It will help to minimize your mistakes.
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19