Shame RX: Failure is not an end but an opportunity.

Scripture:

You failed. And it wasn’t any small boo boo. No, it was a failure known by all. (Or at least that’s what you think).

Ok. It isn’t the end of the world. No, really, it isn’t. We all remember hearing that statement when we were growing up and thinking that the other person did not understand, but in truth, how could failure be an end?

An end to our pride, maybe. And hey, that is GREAT! Failure is not an end but an opportunity. An opportunity to learn what went wrong. An opportunity to try again. An opportunity to humble ourselves and go to God for strength.

According to history, it took Thomas Edison 1,000 attempts to make a lightbulb. When asked how he felt to fail 1,000 times, he responded, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.”

Perspective. It changes everything. That does not mean we will necessarily be full of joy over our failure, but how we look at failure makes all the difference in how we overcome failure.

And it might just be that the process we are in is all part of developing us so we are ready for success when it finally happens. Shame off you, friend. Good on ya for trying.

 

 

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