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Take One More Step

Post  fennywest on Sat 15 Jan 2011, 11:25 pm

We get knocked down, but we get up again. 2 Corinthians 4:9

Failure can feel like a punch in the gut. And when it keeps happening it's tempting just to give up. But you can't; you must 'get up again.' Failing doesn't make you a failure, quitting does. H.E. Jensen said, 'The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee.' A failure-free life feels safe, but it fosters boredom, apathy and low self-esteem. Ever noticed that the devil never reminds you of what you've learned? No, he wants you to keep reliving the painful details. Learn the lesson, then forget the details! Victory requires building on what you've learned and moving on. Theologian Brooke Foss Westcott said, 'Great occasions don't make heroes or cowards, they simply unveil them...Silently, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have become.' This article ran in The Wall Street Journal: 'You've failed many times although you may not remember. You fell the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. Did you hit the ball the first time you swung the bat? Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot. R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on. English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before publishing 564 books.' H. Jackson Brown gives us two rules for winning: Rule One: Take one more step. Rule Two: When you can't take one more step, refer to rule number one.

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Failure is a Blessing in Disguise


Failure can be a blessing in disguise
When it teaches you how not to do things
How to do things differently
How to look beyond yourself
How to look to God, Who is all-wise

Failure is bad when we
Fail to learn the lesson it teaches
And keep repeating the failure
In a merry –go –round like the Israelites.

Failure frees us from stigma and fear of failure
Making deposit for future success
Failure does not define us
Because everyone who ventures fails at some point
And rises from the ashes of failure into a success

Success without failure is fleeting success
Unreliable, undependable wiz-bang success


Failure is Not final
16For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Proverbs 24:16 (King James Version)

Affliction works for us
For our lightaffliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 2 Corinthians 4:17
Cast Down but Unconquered
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
2Cor 4:7-9
More than conquerors
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Rom8:37-39
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