Success Through Failure

I’ve been thinking about life, how it’s shaped my beliefs, and laughing at myself for ever thinking that the goal was only about succeeding.

When I was a child, success was all that I dreamed and hoped for. However, I allowed fear to become my victory. I was always too afraid to consider failure as an option.

Ironically, I failed over and over again.

What I didn’t realize was that Jesus was born specifically for my failures and yet he died for them too. He knew that I was a sinner and he also understood that I was an overcomer.

Even more, he was aware that his purpose was more significant than any goal I could come up with for myself.

I’ve come to realize that failing is a part of becoming successful and that there is a lesson that lingers when we are vulnerable. Jesus gracefully saved you and me so that we could be called into a holy life with him. When we allow ourselves to accept failure as a stepping stone to victory, a continuation of the Lords plan continues its journey.

Jesus, thank you for choosing us to be called for you. Thank you for loving us so much and coming into the world, establishing your character for all of the world to see. May we find our failures an opportunity to find more of you. In your precious name, Amen.

“God saved us and chose us to be his holy people, but not because of anything we ourselves did. God saved us and made us his people because that was what he wanted and because of his grace. That grace was given to us through Christ Jesus before time began.” – 2 Timothy 1:9 ERV