What if failing were actually learning?

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There are days we feel like we’ve failed in everything… days when what we think of ourselves is far from glorious… days when we think that, once again, we’ve messed everything up.

However, what we see as a failure can also be considered part of learning, part of the process! Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” What self-assurance! He didn’t see 10,000 failed attempts… only opportunities to get closer to what would work! He must have truly believed the Bible verse that says, “Let there be light!” ;-) Here are two things to meditate on today:

  1. God knows that you are in the process of growing and changing. Believe this yourself as well, and don’t condemn yourself for your “failures” that are just as much opportunities to learn and grow.
  2. God ONLY has plans of peace and joy for you, good plans as we read in the Bible in Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” 

Don’t focus on the seeming failure, but on what God desires to do with you and in you!

Remember that you are in process… a process of transformation, learning, and shaping each day.

With God, your failures are opportunities to learn, go forward, and grow!

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10 Comments

  1. John Elkins on 15/05/2018 at 11:48 AM

    Am I writing another human??

    John

    • Angelia Roberts on 15/05/2018 at 12:12 PM

      Yes

  2. Angelia Roberts on 15/05/2018 at 12:12 PM

    Yes

  3. Anna on 15/05/2018 at 1:35 PM

    I believe and when i can’t do something i ask god to help me everyday

  4. Miriam Ochoa on 15/05/2018 at 1:43 PM

    Amén. ???

  5. Terri Achong on 15/05/2018 at 3:11 PM

    Thank you so much for your inspiration each day, Love and God bless

  6. Robert Daniels on 15/05/2018 at 3:26 PM

    Thanks Eric for that timely message. With that fault we learn to grow spiritually.

  7. Cheri Allen on 15/05/2018 at 3:38 PM

    Thank you for your consistent ministry. Today’s message was not surprisingly perfect timing for me. I’ve found myself being weighed down by the burden of regret, especially where I have pointed out the speck in someone else’s eye while I had a plank in my own. I count it joy that the Lord is bringing me deeper and deeper into humility and He continues to transform me into His image. Blessings.

  8. William Weber on 15/05/2018 at 4:45 PM

    Amen Lord Jesus come into my life and stay there forever and ever Lord Jesus the son of God Amen Amen!!!!

  9. Cara on 15/05/2018 at 7:09 PM

    I would like to say thank you, as I am in the middle of transformation. I felt like this yesterday and now here is God telling it’s ok, I want you to keep going and don’t stop. Amen amen

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