If you’ve ever failed, make some serious mistakes, or dropped the ball…this video is for you! Discover why failure is not the end of the road, and how God looks at our mistakes as an opportunity to help us grow.
MISTAKES AND FAILURES are part of everyone’s life. There are two kinds:
Failure can lead to REGRET: to feel sorrow or remorse, to think with a sense of loss.
Some thoughts that may accompany REGRET are:
* I can’t go forward because of what I did.
* It’s over because of the decisions I’ve made.
* I’ll never get another chance.
* I am a bad person because of what I did.
* I’ll never be happy.
* I’ll never be able to forgive myself or to forget about it.
* No one will ever trust me again.
The above thoughts are thoughts of CONDEMNATION. They are not from God, because God does not condemn. God is a God of hope. If you are thinking these thoughts, you are condemning yourself.
God looks at failure differently that we do. Here are three ways that God looks at failure:
1. God knew what you were going to do before you did it.
However, He still decided to assign a purpose to your life. He has plans for you.
2. God has a way of working things out.
God is not going to let you get into anything that He doesn’t know how to get
you out of. He doesn’t change His mind just because you messed up.
3. God can use your failures and mistakes to advance you.
Look at the scripture below:
ROMANS 8:28 — And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose.
ALL THINGS. That means the good things and the bad, even mistakes and failures.
You can view your life much like a recipe. Your life is a big pot. Inside it goes:
* your personality
* your gifts and talents
* your accomplishments
* your relationships
* your MISTAKES AND FAILURES
God can take your mistakes and failures and cause them to be like a seasoning
in your life. It can make it much more interesting, and even delicious!
Remember: GOD IS FAITHFUL.
* He will never leave you.
* He will never give up on you.
* He will never say it’s over.
* He will never say “I’m done with you.”
* He will never say “You’ve screwed up so bad that I can’t do anything with you.”
You are never going to change God’s mind about you. Ever.
May 2, 2019