22 hours ago
Saturday, August 09, 2014
How powerful this quote is!
Too often I sit and wait for all of the lights to be green. Waiting for someone to give me the go ahead. Waiting until I think I cannot fail.
But the simple truth is this: there cannot be success without some failure. It takes backbone to live the life you want and failure is the only thing that can give you proper perspective on success. Very simply, you cannot know the beauty of success without the ugliness of failure.
Failure is all part of the road to success. You build on it. You use it as a stepping stone, as Johnny Cash once said. A good quote to live by is "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker". It is the people who are afraid of failure that never feel success.
Giving yourself permission to fail, also gives you permission to succeed.
Failure is such a strong word. Because, really, there is no failure when you are being faithful and pursuing the things of God.
"Commit your work to the LORD, then your plans will succeed" Proverbs 16:3
Set your heart upon the LORD, choose to commit your work to Him, and you will find that you are more likely to pursue godly things. This is exactly how the scripture "Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart" works. When we put that scripture into context, we can see what it actually means. Commitment to Him, learning His Word and developing a relationship with Him will change our desires into godly ones.
When we pursue the things of God, the light will always be green.