Just because you mess up does not mean you give up. (Clayton King, minister)

We all make mistakes; the important question is what do we do with them. Ignoring them doesn’t help; the consequences still have to be dealt with. Forgetting them likely means we will repeat them. King’s answer is “When [you] mess up, fess up.” Acknowledging our errors is the first step to recovery. Correct the mistake if you can and make amends with any you’ve hurt.

Indeed, we all make many mistakes. . . . Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other. (James 3:2; 5:16)