Saturday 10th April 2021 Devotion
Scripture:- Ephesians 2:1-22
Topic:- How Do You Handle Failure
Text:- Ephesians 2:10
Failure being the inability to achieve success has caused a lot of problems to individuals, families, organizations, and nations.
He (Failure) pays us with a common currency with denominations such as pains, sorrow, sadness, etc.
The way we respond to him determines our happiness.
A. 7 Interesting Things You Should Know About Failure:
1. Everybody thinks failure is a bad and evil thing to be feared and avoided. Everybody Fails.
It strikes me that human life was built on the foundation of failure.
Have you ever enjoyed the privilege of watching a baby walk for the first time? It’s an amazing sight.
It’s all about trial and error. That’s what life is about. Nobody is above failure, EVERYBODY fails!
2. Failure Is A Natural Consequence Of Taking Action:
If you don’t shoot, you can’t score. This is the truth and fundamental principle in a football game.
If you’re afraid to take a shot because you think you’ll miss, you may not score a goal in your life!
3. There’s Always A Lesson In Every Failure:
Everything happens for a reason, including failure.
Failure is a teacher that shows up in the classroom of your life to teach you important lessons.
4. Failure Is A Mindset:
How possible that two people who suffered the same painful failure come out of it with different experiences?
One person succeeds later while the other remains unsuccessful? Why?
Because the first person refuses to give up while the second person used his failure experience as an excuse to stop trying.
5. Failure Is Never Personal:
Failure doesn’t mean you’re a stupid and unintelligent person.
Failure is not a score sheet that defines who you are on what you’ll become.
Failure is a blind Teacher, not personal!
6. Failure Is Always An Option:
When you’ve made up your mind to do something but you’re uncertain about the outcome, always remember that failure is an option.
There’s no shortcut; you still have to do your homework.
7. Failure Is Temporary And Homeless:
For some reason I cannot understand, failure has refused to own a house or stay at any permanent address.
He is a nomadic wise guy who pays visits from house to house to teach his painful but important lessons.
His period of stay depends on how he is welcomed.
Are you still afraid to fail?
Were you afraid of dark rooms as a child? I definitely was.
Successful people know how to handle failure.
The next time you experience that strong wind of failure in your life, home, or business e.t.c. just locate a strong pillar (GOD) near you and hold on tight and be patient.
It’s only a matter of time before failure packs his bag and hits the road.
He doesn’t like to keep other people waiting. After that, you’ll be a success.
8. Consider This Biblical Account:
The Bible accounts for the failure of two influential Disciples of Jesus Christ, Peter, and Judas.
They both denied Jesus in clutch times, but they responded to the failure in very different ways.
Judas went out and had a pity party and hung himself, a Suicide mission.
While Peter, on the other hand, wept bitterly, grieved about it, repented and ask God to forgive him, pick himself up, and went back to serving God.
And 40 days later, Peter spoke to the whole city of Jerusalem on Pentecost, and 3,000 people became believers and the Church was born.
Of all the people God would have used to start the Church, he used the guy with the biggest failure.
That means there is room for us in the family of God.
Instead of living in the fear of failure, believe what God says about you in Ephesians 2:10.
We weren’t created for ourselves alone but for others.
Oh Lord God, help me to manage my failure henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Beautiful Saturday!