Have you ever had a failed attempt at something and felt like giving up? I have. ..many times!
One very impacting experience was learning to snow ski when I was 32 years old. Part of the process included multiple falls even on the easy Jack and Jill- type runs. There were times when I was convinced that becoming a confident, upright skier like those swooshing past me would never happen. Not only did I feel defeated but every muscle in my body screamed by the end of the day.
On the third day of grueling failures and after completing the beginner’s skiing class, someone on the hill was once again helping me up. The simple directive given to me by this person was this: When you begin to fall, go with it…then get your skis under you again and go again. I learned a lesson that day, the sooner I was unafraid of failure the less falls I would take. Great advice and it worked!
Following a game or competition, coaches spend hours “reviewing tape”. Often the players are also shown clips of game plays that were outstanding as well as those that need some work. The successful plays are exhilarating and enjoyable to review. But it is the failed attempts that become teaching tools and motivation for future success.
"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates
As followers of Christ, we bear His name even in our failed attempts. He will pick us up and teach us how to handle life struggles. ERASING FAILURE is His goal. . .
…God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Our response must be to learn through failure. When we are face down on the hills of life, remember to go with the fall for in the end our Savior is there to pick us up. He sends us forward in life with new understanding, new motivation, new confidence...FAILURE ERASED!
ERASED FAILURES ARE GEMS IN THE CROWN OF LIFE!
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