Our mistakes in fact are actually very powerful. They can either tear us down, or teach us how to get back up.
What we often forget is that mistakes are life lessons, not a life sentence. They can help build our character, if we let them. They refine us. And because Jesus forgives us, we are no longer defined by the mistakes of our past. Instead, we are a new creation.
I have made many mistakes; some that I harbor deep inside my heart. They are mistakes that I regret. What I have learned is, though I can not go back in time to change anything, I do have the power move forward in life.