Thursday, February 21, 2013

Correction Tape

You may have seen this before. I’ve seen it posted on Facebook. Can you read this?
I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are. The olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.

You could probably read the above paragraph once you became accustomed to it which shows how amazing our brains are. The first and last letter of each word is correct, but the letters in the middle are jumbled.

Can you read this?
Zyjod od s yrdy yp drr og upi vsm trsf yjodz

I doubt you can.  If you place your hands on the keyboard and move your fingers one key to the right, nothing makes sense. Our brains can’t immediately figure this one out.

The same thing is true in our lives when the fingers of our heart are not set on the right keys. We all make typos or mistakes in life, but nothing makes sense when our fingers don’t start out in the right place to begin with.

Starting your day with God places your hands on the right keys of life each day. You may still make mistakes, but God provides the correction tape to erase them.

What are you typing up in your life? Is it gibberish or clear? Do you need some correction tape? Ask God to step in and give you a clean slate.
 
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).

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