All of us have tried something at one point or another where we felt like we had fallen short. We were unable to get to that point that we had imagined in our minds. It may have been something tangible or some number or figure. Maybe it was something that we were trying to quit and just couldn’t quite get there.

Regardless of what goals we have set that we have not brough to fruition – we always feel that we have failed when not getting to the point where we want to be. This is not necessarily accurate, though. Consider Thomas Edison. He supposedly “failed” 10,000 times when trying to make a light bulb. However, we do have light bulbs today – don’t we? So did he really fail? I believe it is as he said himself: “I haven’t failed – I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” This shows that if we still keep trying and eventually succeed, then we have never failed.

So, this begs the question: When do we fail? If trying and eventually succeeding, falling and getting back up, means that we haven’t failed, then failure apparently can only come when we give up – don’t you think? If you have been trying to do something and you are convinced that it is in tandem with God’s will, then don’t give up! You WILL succeed and all of the little hiccups along the way were not failures. They were merely learning experiences on a long and fruitful journey to success.

See you at the finish line!

Pastor B

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One Response to “Failure”

  1. Hello Pastor B,

    Absolutely! I tell my team always that there is NO solution without problems, you grow to the next level as you work and create solutions; you fail your way out of the problem into Success! The amazing thing is God is always there supporting you and guiding you even when you think He is not. You know He was with you all the time because in the end when you look back, you say to yourself “I can’t believe I did that, God was surely with me!”

    It has been my experience that I always love to share with others. I like what you said… failure is only when you give up… God will NOT give up on you, so don’t give up on him. God Bless – Chris Stevenson

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