Failure Does Not Define Purpose

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter1:6-7

Good Morning Everyone, thank you for joining me today, and thank you for your comments on this blog I so appreciate it. The Apostle Peter a powerful man of God yet was prone to failures, doubt and fear such as we are. We can all identify with his life and struggles. There are 3 lessons we can learn from Peter…

 First, failure in the past does not define our purpose in the future. Second, a broken heart can work for good in the lives of others. And third, one letter or word of hope can bring more encouragement than a thousand thoughts never expressed.

 Peter the apostle is one of the most prominent characters in the Gospels, a rough and tumble man whose emotions often got him into trouble, and yet he was clearly one of the favorites of Jesus Christ, who loved him for his big heart.

 Peter like us had his own strengths and weaknesses. Peter was a loyal and fearless missionary for Christ, yet at the same time he struggled with his own fears and doubts.  Can we identify? He let his passions rule him instead of his faith in Jesus. Peter not only abandoned Jesus but denied that he even knew Him three times.

 Lessons we can learn…When we forget that God is in control, we overstep our limited authority. God works through us in spite of our human frailties. No offense is too great to be forgiven by God. We can accomplish great things when we put our faith in God instead of ourselves. Our frailty or mistakes does not limit us from being used of God. In fact, it is a pre-requisition.

 God has a divine purpose for each one of us and our awareness of our failures, doubts and fears only serve to qualify us to be used of God just like Peter. Our inabilities are meant to show us God’s abilities to do great things in our life.

 Blessings, Dee

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