Is it really failure?
When do we fail?
We can only fail if we try. If we don’t try, we will never fail, we will never learn and grow.
I recently made the following statement: I have finally found something I am successful at – failing.
Unfortunately, due to one-dimensional thinking, it was misunderstood. No one saw it for what it really is. That I only fail because I keep trying. I will always try new things, even when I say after my last failure I will give up. It is simply not in my nature.
There is a lot to be learned in failing. For starters – what you shouldn’t do…
When I fail, I tend to wonder why God allowed me to do it after I asked for His guidance, help, and blessing? Why would He allow me to waste my time and energy when He knew I would fail?
But then I put on my big girl panties and ask myself what I learned, and what I could do differently. I don’t always get an answer, but it doesn’t stop me.
We feel at times like God doesn’t answer us or He isn’t present. I believe that at these times we need to step out in faith. We need to ask ourselves if what we want to do is in line with our values and beliefs, would God be glorified, and would His Kingdom be furthered?
And sometimes the answers are yes, but we still fail.
Perhaps it is because we get these spiritual wiggles while we are meant to be waiting on God…
Then the next question pops up: How do I know it is time to act?
Oh man, how I wish I knew the answers, wouldn’t life be that much easier?
I know I will fail again, and I will try my best to see where I went wrong, and what the lessons were, try my best to learn from it, and move on.
God wants us to be persistent. He wants us to be active, and sometimes that is actively waiting.
We were born to stand out, to make a difference, to help others, and by doing so, we further the Kingdom of God. How will we ever stand out, make a difference, or help others if we don’t try something new? And it is not about reinventing the wheel, it is about just putting yourself out there. We need to plant by faith, not by feelings, and expect God to act.
Where do you feel unsure in your life at the moment? Ask yourself: 1.) Why am I unsure? 2.) Does this go against my values and beliefs? 3.) Would this glorify God?
I want to encourage you to seek God wholeheartedly in everything you do. Listen to Him. He speaks to us in the oddest ways.
Sometimes when we feel God doesn’t answer our prayers, He does. Sometimes we need to keep praying so we can get clarity on what we really desire. Sometimes we wait a little longer than we would like so that when we are answered, we glorify Him even more.
I hope that you will continue to soldier on, keeping your eyes fixed firmly on God and His promises. Always remind yourself: God’s got this!
Keeping it simply raw & real.
Your sister in Christ.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.