Good Morning Everyone, thank you for joining me "Dee's Thoughts". I love hearing from you thank you for the comments. Today we are discussing 'failure'. We all fail from time to time, but for some of us we have a more difficult time of letting those times of failing go. So, let's get started:
Every-one of us wants to succeed. I have never met anyone who purposely set out to be a failure. Undoubtedly, this is why so much has been written on the topic “How to be a Success” and why these books are so popular. Quote…Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” The simple reality is that failure is one of those ugly realities of life—a common experience to all of us to some degree.
Thus, the ability to handle failure in its various forms and degrees is a vital part of the spiritual life and another sign of maturity. A careful study of the Bible reveals that most of the great figures of Scripture experienced failure at one time or another, yet those failures did not keep them from being effective in in their service for God. It is not a matter of whether we fail or not, it is a fact that we will, it is more important to note “what do we do when it happens”? Do we use it as tool for growth or do we let it have the final say in our life and beat ourselves up because of it.
Remember the day when you felt like you could do anything? That nothing could touch you! I do, especially when I was young. I was a dare-Devil so to speak! I would do things challenging with no fear of what may happen to me or those around me for that matter.
I thought I was untouchable! Ever feel that way? Now when I look back on those days I have learned that I cannot live life all by myself with no help from anyone else or from God. I gave my heart and life to Jesus a long time ago, when I was 26 years old. It has been a fulfilling life that has included failures and victories.
For many, failing can be a devastating feeling that can come over us that is driven out of fear of not measuring up to the demands of others or our own expectations. Perhaps you thought there was no temptation that was too great for you to overcome. You felt like your future was full of hope, and for the first time you knew what it was like to taste the peace of forgiveness and joy. There was nothing to impossible for you to do.
But when it doesn’t last and you find yourself face to face with things that you thought was left behind. That temper, the jealousy, the pride, has returned. You try your best to overcome it but it seems to overtake you leaving you feeling helpless where you were once felt strong. You begin to see more failures and less victories in your daily life. You feel empty within your soul.
There is good news! Jesus knew from the beginning we would fail and we would also have victories. God does not beat us down when we fail, we do! Do not let your failures have the final say, but rather, let them become your victories. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen Ephesians 3:20-21
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