In this week’s episode of American Ninja Warrior, Drew Drechsel, one of the biggest fan favorites, fell on Stage 1 of the Las Vegas finals.

Yet, he had done so well in earlier episodes that he won a “safety pass.” Introduced this year, the pass allowed for a complete redo of of a stage of the finals. On his second attempt Drechsel made it into the top ten of timed finishers.

It’s like a mulligan in golf — a complete do over — just like the first attempt never happened.

There are some things I’d like a do over on, a complete re-do as if the first attempt didn’t happen. That’s an unlikely option. Sometimes I respond from emotions rather than from a calm mindset, sometimes I trip on my own feet and make a mistake, sometimes I get the salt confused with the sugar, sometimes I wish for a total redo.

In order for a redo to work though, you have to be willing to admit what you’ve done wrong and work to correct the error without letting the error own you and get in your head. Sometimes I have to admit my culpability and my own mistakes and false beliefs and simply confess.

 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and cleansing us from all unrighteousness. 

I John 1:9, NET

It’s kind of like a redo — with an exception. Once I’m forgiven, I have to make restitution. ❤