Getting past your failure

Matthew 6:24 ESV
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.

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Have you failed at something or in some area of your life lately?

This is really a rhetorical question because I know you have.

We all fail.

There are big failures and little failure.

Failures are part of everyone’s life.

So how you deal with them is crucial.

If you allow them failures will hold you back.

Failures are by nature in the past. They are things that have already happened. We talk about them in the present but they are things that happened yesterday, last week, or even several years ago.

So when you hold on to them, think about them and allow them to define you by controlling your present action, they are holding you back.

Don’t let your failures hold you back.

Failures are in the past which means you can’t change jump into your time machine and change them.

All you have is what is ahead of you.

Don’t let it master you.

The verse at the top speaks about the reality that we cannot have two masters. In its context, the verse is referring to money and that if we love money we will hate God.

But I think it applies to anything in life. If we allow failure to master us then God is not our master. We are letting failures control us and define when that is God job.

Today, leave failures where they belong – in the past. Leave them in God’s hands.

Keep your eyes on God who is your future.

And trust that Him because we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28.

1 thought on “Getting past your failure

  1. Thank you for this reminder Ben. So important to leave those failures in the past where they belong! 🙂


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