It takes an honest person to admit failure is inevitable. As we walk through this journey of life, we are going to have regrets and make countless errors. The issue is not the number of times we’ve made mistakes, or the number of times we’ve failed, but the lessons learned.
Behind every trial, there is a golden nugget of wisdom that is to be cherished. We are to pass it on to those who go through similar trials or make the same mistakes.
Oprah Winfrey eloquently stated:
“It was during my show that I learned absolutely for sure—for myself—through other people’s stories that there really isn’t any such thing as failure. And I could see the thread of courage that was required every time you fell down. I could also see that failure was just there to inform you to move in a different direction.”
I can never forget these words of wisdom from Pastor John Hagee:
“Those who make it in life are those who never give up. It’s when you fail over and over again that you accomplish your greatest success!”
This quote changed the way I saw failure and gave me the tenacity to not put myself down over weaknesses I have no control over (mental illness) or mistakes I made in moments of weakness (being outside of God’s will concerning marriage).”
The Bible describes failure in this way:
“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked” (Proverbs 24:16).”
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