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Friday, May 18, 2012

Getting Back Up After A Failure

In summary of Proverbs 24:16 it says "God-loyal people may trip at times, but they don’t stay down long; Soon they’re up on their feet.  However when trouble strikes the wicked, that’s usually the end of them."

Bottom Line:
Those who follow and are loyal to God may trip up from time to time, however they don’t stay down long when this occurs, they get back up quickly.  However when trouble strikes one who does not follow or is not loyal to God, they end up being down for the count or have a hard time recovering.

What this means for me:
God provides us with what we need to live, he allows us to bounce back when we fall.  We can find in Him that failure isn’t fatal, as a matter of fact it happens to be normal.
I personally mess up all the time.  My natural reactions are to throw myself a pity party or focus on my shortcomings robbing me of any confidence I might have had.  However, having a close and tight relationship with God allows me to persevere.  I can admit my mess up or failure to God and he forgives and provides encouragement.  I can then easily keep doing what God has called me to regardless of any setbacks.  The Bible reminds me all the time that God can use my failures and problems in life to develop me and grow my trust and faith in him.