Life presents many situations that may not be pleasant but God has promised that He will not abandon us. Are you in a struggle in any way against failure in marriage, employment, academics, business or ministry? Never give up because He will come through for you.
Everybody is afraid of failure. People misunderstand failure, but failure can become a tool that pushes us to where the Lord wants us. The darkest hour is always closest to the dawn of light. So when it gets dark, you can rejoice. It is an opportunity to experience the hand of God in your life.
People misconceive failure as an avoidable event in life but everyone does at one time fail at one thing or the other. The fact that failure is objective is wrong, rather it is subjective. It is for you to determine whether failure is an enemy or not? Note that it is not!
Failure can be a friend in whose presence we learn what it takes to overcome. Failure is not a stigma as some misunderstand it. Errors can be cancelled. Failure may be the price you have to pay for your success. Encourage yourself in the Lord and try again when you fall.
In addition, you can choose to see failure as temporary. Every crisis in life is inferior to time because they can be blown away in the event of time. Make sure that your past failure is only an isolated event, shake up yourself and move forward.
It may take some time to overcome some setbacks, but always keep your expectations realistic. So always remember to give thanks to God. If you want a miracle, focus and study biblical examples of success. It is possible to go from prison to palace.
God wants to take you somewhere. He believes in you and He will not give up on you. He brought you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Hence, do not give up because of any crisis even if you are bereaved God will comfort you.
Be willing to change your approach to any given problem. Do something new and get ready to bounce back. The thoughts of God for you are always good and the ways of God are different from our own ways. His thoughts and ways are higher than our own.
Culled from the book: Gold Nuggets by Pastor Alex Adegboye