Hello Encouragement For Today Friends!
Failure doesn’t discriminate, everyone everywhere fails. Regardless of your account balance at the bank, your standing in the community, position in the company, or diplomas on the wall, you will fail. I realize this news doesn’t make you want to stand on the table and do your best Jesus jig, but friends tell each other truth, even when the truth is hard to hear. Friends also help each other deal with and rise above failure. They stand with each other offering prayer, godly counsel, biblical support, chocolate, and maybe even a day of Netflix binging.
Oh, how I wish we could curl up in the new snuggly throws I bought on clearance with stacked coupons, sit on the sectional in my family room, share some chocolate (dark is my preference), discuss spiritual truths, and watch a sappy, old, black-and-white movie. Yes! That would be the ideal way to process such a heavy subject, but alas, that isn’t possible, so we will have to pretend.
Let’s talk about Moses, his failures (yes, plural), and how he dealt with them. For a moment, he almost let them define and defeat him. But God—perhaps two of the best words in the Bible (they can turn a story on a dime)—didn’t allow Moses’s failure to wreck his potential. In fact, God knew exactly how Moses would fail, and still chose him to be the leader of His people. Now that is mind-blowing. God knows ahead of time what wrong we will do, yet still chooses us to participate in His kingdom work.
Drop the mic.
You may think your life has been wrecked by failure. However, God knew exactly how you would fail. He has assignments for you that only you can do. Your failure has not disqualified you from His plan or decreased your potential. Failure is a great teacher. And when we respond to it correctly, it can be a powerful tool in our arsenal against our enemy.
Although failure is inevitable and all-inclusive, we aren’t destined to live in an uncertain cycle of disappointment. Failure can be a powerful force in our life, but not more powerful than our God. Failure can’t define who we are or defeat who we can become. No matter how often we fail, we are still useful to God.
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