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Fighting the giant of Failure

by Jim Jamison

We have established that failure is a real-world inevitability, and that we have reasons for failures, but we need a little bit more than these reassurances when we are standing in the rubble of shattered dreams. What ammunitions is available to us in God’s Word. Allow me to suggest 6 Biblical steps to deal with failure:1. Acknowledge your Failure (Luke 15:21) – It is no good to call it something else, call it by its name. There will be no peace in your heart until you confess your failure and turn toward the Lord to move forward.2. Accept God’s forgiveness (Psalm 103:10) God doesn’t deal with us on the basis of our failures, but in the light of His grace. 3. Apply the Lessons of Failure toward Success (Phil. 3:13-14) – The great redeeming factor of failure is this: We can learn something through failure we could never learn otherwise.4. Accept failure as a fact of life, not a way of life (Matthew 26:69-75) – Always remember that failure is an event not a person. Failure is not final.5. Arise from Failure and start again (the Book of Jonah) As long as we listen to the voice of God, the … READ MORE

Facing the Giant of Failure – 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

by Jim Jamison

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 … READ MORE

Who am I? – 2 Corinthians 4:7

by Jim Jamison

In Qumran there were found scrolls, that were contained in clay pots. The clay pots were common and ordinary, but the scrolls that they contained were priceless. 2 Corinthians 4:7 reminds us that our bodies are vessels like those clay pots, while they seem to be of little value at times by themselves, what those clay pots contain are priceless. We must understand that our lives have value because of the power of the gospel to transform us from darkness into the glorious light. As we go about our lives, we must understand that God will use us in significant ways to reveal to the world, who He is and His love for His creation. Today, choose to follow the Lord, and allow Him to make your life transformed by the power of the Spirit as that Spirit changes you through the power of the Word of God.… READ MORE