My son, Jackson, and I are co-coaching Tyler’s basketball team this season, and it has definitely been an experience. For the past couple of weeks, we have been working extremely hard on layup drills. Although our team is 3-0, we still have plenty of improvement opportunities. If they miss a layup in practice, I hand the ball back to them and say, “Make it Right.” They have a redo opportunity, and then… they run a lap. It seems to be working. I even hear them saying after they miss a shot, “I know, I gotta make it right first” before they sprint around the basketball court.
What good is it if we continue to make mistakes in life but never make it right?
Throughout my own life, some of the most valuable lessons I have learned have come through my own mistakes, failures, and sins. I could not be more thankful to serve a God of grace and forgiveness. Making it right keeps us humble. Making it right motivates us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Making it right helps us maintain Godly living.
Immerse yourself in His Word and reflect on how many times God teaches us how to make it right.
Repent and be baptized. Acts 2
Not judging others and removing plank in our own eye (Matthew 7)
Forgiving others (Matthew 6)
Following Jesus (Mark 10)
When we maintain our footing in the shadow of the cross, the love of Christ will compel us to make it right.