Tiger Woods made a huge mistake.
One of the biggest mistakes he could have possible made….he got married.
Now if you have been a reader of Thoughts About Nothing you know that I am not against marriage and often lament on the fact that I am not married. But Tiger Woods made the biggest mistake of his life by getting married. See you would think that he made a mistake when he cheated on his wife, but his mistake was made a long time ago.
I am not condoning infidelity. It is a pretty obvious thing no matter if you believe in the word of God or not, once you are married you do not break the marriage vows. Where I think Tiger made his mistake was the fact that he got married when he had no clue what marriage was all about. Once again, I am not married so I do not claim to have it all figured out. I do know one thing, this idea of marriage that Tiger has is not a reality. The reason why I know Tiger has no clue what marriage is all about is how many women he “allegedly” cheated with on his family. The fact that he keep it a secret, only to confess when he was caught shows where he is at and what he is looking for in a marriage relationship. Why get married in the first place if you are not going to make the commitment to your wife that you will sacrifice your desire to constantly get what you want and instead work towards a committed and loving relationship that sacrifices for one another. What is the point of getting married if you are not going to honor the marriage commitment.
I have made a huge mistake. The same mistake Tiger has made, I have cheated on the one I love. About 11 years ago I entered into the marriage covenant with God. I was 12 years old and professed my need for a savior and His grace. I was baptized and took communion for the first time with my family that day. Every day sense, I have been cheating. I constantly ask myself why I entered this relationship only to break the call of dying to oneself daily. I mean what is the point if I cannot be faithful to the one I love?
I have learned something that I hope Tiger Woods is learning, there is this beautiful thing called grace. What I hope Tiger knows and myself for that matter is that we belong to the People of the Second Chance. We all belong to this group. Everyday we cheat on a loving God that extends his love on the merit of nothing that we do. I am reminded daily of my struggles, even more so when others sins are in front of me. I am no different then Tiger and neither are you. We are all in need of grace from a perfect God. We will all make mistakes, we will all “cheat on our wife” and we will all enter the marriage relationship with the constant battle of dying to ourselves daily.