Make It Right
The tiny book of Philemon recounts the story of a runaway servant named Onesimus, who stole money from his master to follow his mentor, the apostle Paul. Onesimus stayed with Paul and Timothy, serving them and learning of Christ. But something just wasn't right.
Let's say it right here...Onesimus made a big mistake. He sinned against his boss and God. By the way, Philemon was a Christian as well, and a follower of Paul. That's why Paul wrote a heartfelt letter, encouraging Philemon to forgive his errant slave.
The most important thing to do when you make a mistake, is to make it right. Don't blame someone else, don't explain away the circumstances...just own up to what you did, settle the damages and move forward. You will feel better, cleaner, lighter.
Don't miss out on the blessings that God bestows on those who ask His forgiveness and clean up their messes.
"Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want."--Martin Luther