Psalms 145:14 “The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down .”
Have you ever failed at a project? Have you ever been hit by such a great setback in life to the point of giving up? With the right perspective, one can gain a lot of lessons from his/her failures.
If your failures point out personal inadequacies or weaknesses, examine them to see how you could strengthen these areas so you don’t make the same mistake again. Use failure as an opportunity for growth and personal development.
If your failures cause loss of self-esteem, embarrassment and humiliation, you need to ask yourself, “ Does my sense of worth come from who I am or from what I do? ” Initial feelings of this nature are normal, but if you tie worth to work, property or peoples opinion of you, remind yourself of how Christ sees you, how He died for you, and how He is invested in your growth.
Begin to look at failure from a different perspective. One that responds to friend’s inquiries of, “How is the going? ” when you have just encountered another resounding failure with a genuine, “ It’s going great. I’ve just eliminated another possibility in the route to a successful outcome. ”
Psalms 40:2-3 “I waited patiently for the Lord,…He lifted me out of the slimy pit…”
Jeremiah 8:4-5 “Say to them, ‘This is what the LORD says: “‘When people fall down, do they not get up?
Bottom line, failure is good for you. Failure provides many benefits. Failure keeps you humble. Failure enables others to identify with you. Failure prepares you to minister to others. Failure shows you are taking risks. Failure helps you understand anything of value is really accomplished through the Lord and is the result of His blessing.
So, if you keep on failing, know you are eliminating possibilities enroute to your great success.
May God strengthen and teach you through your failures, and through it bless all those around you.
Job 4:4 “Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.”
Have faith in God! Today’s storm is going to bring tomorrow’s rainbow.