Failing or a Failure?

Peter denied the Lord.
Paul persecuted the church.
Mary and Martha doubted. 

Failing is a part of life. The only way to not fail is to do nothing at all.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” — Romans 8:1

Failing is not the same as being a failure. It’s only when we quit trying might it be true. 

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” That means ALL things that our Lord calls us to do.

Climbing is a beautiful picture of pressing toward the mark!

9 thoughts on “Failing or a Failure?”

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Sarah! It’s always better to try and fail than to never have tried at all.

  2. Amen! Thank you for the encouragement Sarah! God is so faithful to see us through our failures! What a merciful God we do serve! Love to you this great Wednesday!
    Proverbs 24:16 “For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again…”

  3. Amen. <3 It’s true! 🙂 Failing means you are trying choosing to be a failure means you’ve given up. Thankful for the Lord’s mercies and the strength HE gives us to get up and try again… even if we’ve fallen “seven times”! 🙂

    “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” Phil 3:13

  4. Thanks for the post, really struggling with this today! Im thought I was serving in an area God wanted me to be in and I keep making the mistakes.

    1. God is so gracious and merciful. Exodus 34:6-7:: “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

      Sending a hug from Kansas to you today! Don’t grow weary!

  5. Tis true. Thanks for the great reminder, Sarah. It is a good thing the Lord’s mercies never end and are new every morning. (Can’t remember the reference, but that’s a verse.) 🙂

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