Proverbs 24:16 NKJV
For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.
Everybody has failed at something. The problem is not the failure because failure paves the road to success, the problem is what we do with failure.
Peter denied Jesus 3 times and Judas betrayed Jesus but they did not deal with their failures in the same way. To Judas it was the end of the road he did not take it well he blames himself and the weight of the failure drove him to take his life.
Peter reacted differently its like his failure made him recognise that he was weak and instead of running away and hiding and feeling sorry for himself, it drove him to Christ because he realised he needed help.
With the covid 19 pandemic a lot of things have come to a halt and this may make you feel like a failure. A lost job, a failed business a lost opportunity but the question is, what will you do after this? Will you take the road Judas took or the one peter took?
Think about this, when you go through thee names in the biblical hall of fame, you will find a list of men and women who failed, some several times but because they held on to God their story had a different ending.
As our key verse today says a righteous man man fall seven times and rise again meaning wcefy time you fall you get IP dust yourself and keep moving.
Failure could be the best thing that ever happens to you. Keep your focus on Jesus all the time. You will come out victorious.
What are some of the things you have failed at? How did failure make you feel?
Who are some biblical heroes of faith that you look up to and what did they fail at?
What great lesson can you learn from them?