Do Overs


Ephesians 3: 20 – 21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory, in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever! Amen.”

Just returning from breakfast with a friend, my mind is swirling. I really wish I wouldn’t have said that. Why didn’t you just listen? You can’t say anything wrong if you just listen! I wonder what she thinks about what I said. I wonder if she’ll tell our friends what I said. Oh why did I say that!  I’m wishing so badly this morning for do overs.

I’m guessing you too have experienced the wish for do overs before. Words you would take back. Places you wouldn’t go. Things you wished you hadn’t done. It seems to just come with the package of being human. It’s part of the package I really don’t like so well.

I could sit here and replay over and over again about what I said. Re-creating the conversation in my mind; I could pretend to change it all; say this and not say that. I could berate myself; telling me just how dumb I am for opening my mouth…again. The choice is mine spiral down further and further to a place where I feel terrible about myself or…

I could listen to Jesus speaking to me.

I could pick up my Bible and replace the thoughts in my head with the thoughts in his:

“I am able to do in you immeasurably more than you ask or imagine because of the power that is already at work within you. I want to bring glory to me through the remainder of this day; it’s not over! I am able; are you willing?”

I am! I see that there are still many more hours today to tap into His wisdom and strength. Not just for the remainder of this day, but for days to come.

Let’s have do overs and let’s begin it with Jesus! Jesus, today, I am desperate for this immeasurable power to work, then flow, through me. You are able; I am willing. Together let’s make a great pair!



  1. Lynn
    I really needed this today..
    Will 3 young children and husband.. sometimes you talk to yourself and thoughts come that you need a do over or how you reacted to something…
    Thankfully God gives us that chance to refocus our day and do it better…..

    Thankyou for sharing your heart.


    1. Chrissy, I need them too! Twice this weekend I was short tempered with my youngest. She just looked at me and said, “Mom, what’s wrong? Are you just tired?” It made me feel so small, but I am grateful for a girl who gets me 🙂

  2. It’s hard to jump out of the downward spiral once you get in it…. Praying to remember to reframe and give it to Jesus every day!

  3. Thanks for sharing this! I am oftn challenged with my mouth and using the “right” words! Do-overs are a great thing! Thank you Lord for being the God of another chance!

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