If you are going to attempt tasks in life, prepare yourself for failure. This is not an outbreak of pessimism but a healthy dose or reality. Everything on earth is doomed to failure, for even the seas and the mountains will one day be gone. Understand that God is not surprised by your failure because he knows our frame; and anticipates our failure, He understand because He lived in the same dust constructed body that we have. While God has compassion for our failure, he never condones it, and we should never be satisfied with failure, We must face the reason for our failure and begin the slow process of gaining victory. Learning from our failure is what gives us the experience to go in another direction as we attempt to gain victory in our lives. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Let me share 4 quick thoughts to you in light of this passage:1. We fail now to succeed later – present affliction means future glory, don’t give up, keep pressing forward.2. We Fail in the incidental to succeed in the important – Yes we feel humiliation when we fail, but given the gravity of the King’s business, the weight of present issues begin to seem negligible.3. We Fail in the Temporary to succeed in the eternal – Your present preoccupations will be ancient history even by next year, but eternal truths are timeless4. We fail outwardly to succeed inwardly – We worry so much about appearances; God worries so little about them. We are all wrapped up in public perception, but God’s steady gaze never wavers from the heart.
My Friends God loves us most deeply when we drop the pretenses, forget our all-important facades, and come to Him not like the proud Pharisee but like the trembling tax collector saying, “Lord, have mercy upon me, a sinner.”