Proverbs 16:3 commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical. They no longer try, they take the easy way out by saying, “well I tried but it didn’t work.” They try one thing and they give up. But, the enhanced view of failure is like that of a child. Failure seems to have fallen on bad times and has been given a bad reputation from those who are more likely known to you than strangers. Oftentimes, this rather ugly view of failure stems from the reaction of important people in our lives like our parents, siblings, spouse or friends. However, the strength of the difference lies in how you view a failure not as how others view failure. Failure is not falling, failure is falling and not getting up.
Failure often lingers where it is accepted. Refuse to accept it. We were created for success: our success is so important to God that he wrote a manual called the Bible with the primary objective of teaching us how to succeed on earth. That alone is testament that failure was never in God’s plan for your life; so do not accept it. It is important to understand that the primary reason for failure is operating inconsistent with how the manual says you should. Today you can change that by adopting Proverbs 16:3. Committing your works unto the Lord is more than just praying about your plans; it involves a resolve to do everything you do His way. It is then that your thoughts and plans will prosper. Every day that you chose to do otherwise is that day that you have chosen to accept failure.
Life application: In the areas of struggle identify the scriptural references that apply and realign your actions according to those principles.
Prayer: Dear Lord, on many occasions I have accepted failure as an inevitable part of life and as a result I wallow in self pity and refuse to stand after falling. Help me to understand that failure is not the inability to fall but an inability to rise after I have fallen. Help me to follow your blueprint set up in the word so that I can avoid all forms of failure. In Jesus name, amen.