FAILURE IS NOT FINAL (day 24)
No one likes to fail. Everyone desires success. However, failure is one of the stepping stones to success. John Maxwell, a well know author and pastor, has said he will not have anyone on his team who is afraid of failure. Failure builds character and teaches valuable lessons. Without the existence of failure, we would be self sufficient and self sustaining human beings without a need for God's mercy and grace.
Some of the greatest examples of success following failures are seen in the Bible; Joseph, Moses, Rahab, David, Job, Peter, James, John, Mary Magdelene, just to name a few. These individuals, in various situations and historical times, all failed yet continued to get up! May we follow their example.
Failure is not final especially for the child of God. We have a Heavenly Father cheering us on in spite of our struggles in regard to failure. Don't allow failure to smother you, rather, allow failure to send you running to the Father for grace and mercy.
Proverbs 24:16 For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.
Bro. David Martin
Brother David has been pastor at MVBC since August of 1999. He announced his call into the ministry in August of 1986 and has served various churches as Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. He received a BA in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.
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