In full disclosure iI have been reading a book entitled FAIL, by J.R. Briggs. It’s about dealing with failure.
“Because of Christ we are thought of as fools, but Christ has made you wise. We are weak and hated, but you are powerful and respected. Even today we go hungry and thirsty and don't have anything to wear except rags. We are mistreated and don't have a place to live. We work hard with our own hands, and when people abuse us, we wish them well. When we suffer, we are patient. When someone curses us, we answer with kind words. Until now we are thought of as nothing more than the trash and garbage of this world.”
1 Corinthians 4:10-13 CEV
What defines as failure for you? Here’s a better question. What is success? If you don’t know what success looks like how do you know that you’ve failed?
Here are a few observations that I have made so far.
Don’t allow others to define what success or failure is to you. Their expectations cannot become the goals of your life.
You will fail, it’s inevitable. Remember that Jesus will never abandon you.
Determine if you are afraid of failure or if you are more afraid of the shame that comes along with it.
Failure isn’t the end, it’s only stop in the road. Don’t build a house there.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I know I will fail, please help me to honor you through my failures. AMEN