The latest mistake is often the loudest mistake and the defining mistake. Even though it may not be the biggest mistake, it has a very long shelf life.
In a football game, the defining mistake is the kicker who misses the game-tying field goal. Never mind the dropped passes and missed tackles.
In a basketball game, the defining mistake is the missed shot at the buzzer. Never mind the missed free throws that are - FREE.
This happens in life - the failure, the betrayal, the label, the sin, the tragedy. These often are the loudest mistakes which makes them the defining mistakes.
These mistakes cast a long shadow over our lives. But these mistakes don't have to be the defining mistakes. Maybe it's time to move out from the shadows. Face reality, step intentionally, and walk tenaciously out of the shadows.
What shadow are you living in? It's time to move out of the shadows.