So David inquired of the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.’ ~ I Samuel 30:8
I Samuel 30:1-8
Many fear and hate the word “failure,” they misunderstand and don’t talk about it, and so are most times not prepared for it. Thus, when they fail, the result is usually devastating. Unknown to these people, most successful people are failures who bounced back.
Failure is defined as a falling short in performing any expected action, or lack of success. Thus, when you are rejected at an interview, lose your investment or job, it is seen as failure. Also, failure occurs in academics, business, relationship, etc,.
As Christians, we desire and pray that we succeed at all we do; however, it appears that failure shows up sometimes. The question is, “Will your failure become a breakdown or a breakthrough for you?”
Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.”
Hence, true failure is not the falling down but the staying down. So, what do you do when faced with failure? Will you pick yourself up like David did in today’s passage, or will you just give in and quit? The difference between those who succeed despite their failures and those who don’t, is their perception and response to failure.
Failure can be a stepping stone to SUCCESS. Find out tomorrow on Inspired2Go!
Proverbs 24:10 & 16, Romans 5:3-5 & II Corinthians 12:9-10.
* Ask God to give you the right perspective on failure, that instead of seeing them as failure, you will see it as a temporary setback.
* Ask for strength to push forward like David in the face of adversity, and not cower in fear or shame.