3 Steps to Addressing Failure

James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”


We all make mistakes and let other people down, nearly every day.   Sometimes we don’t do what we should and sometimes we do what we shouldn’t.

And at work it’s no different.   We’re going to make mistakes. Things like failing to turn a project in on time, or failing to close a big deal that would make the company a lot of money, or implementing a policy that upsets others in your organization.

The list goes on and on.


Well when you’ve discovered that you’ve made a mistake at work that has brought harm to others, there are three things that you need to do to address the situation:

Key Steps:

  • 1Admit the mistake.
  • 2State what you are going to do to correct the situation.
  • 3Indicate what you will do to insure that this never happens again.


Think about some of the mistakes that have occurred at work as of late.   What if this simple three step process had been utilized?   How much damage could have been prevented?


So next time that you make a mistake remember these three key steps to addressing the situation and approach the situation with sincerity and immediately begin the process of repairing the damage.


God’s word makes it clear that we’re not to hide or justify our sinful behavior or even try to cover up our mistakes.


Remember, if we do this-we will be applying the [email protected].



Application Questions:

  1. What did this message say to you?
  2. Have you had issues admitting to mistakes you’ve made?   Have you been able to remedy that in some way?
  3. Are there any situations that you need to work on to try and heal the relationship?
  4. What other scriptures can you think of that address this issue?

Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis. He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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