For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again. –Proverbs 24:16
When people try something, but are unsuccessful, one of the primary reasons they give up is that they feel like “a failure.” The truth is we are never a failure unless we give up. Even though we do our best, we all have times when things just don’t work out the way we hope they will. We may fail at one thing, or even a few things, but that certainly does not make us failures in life.
Believe it or not, we should actually be grateful for the failures we encounter because they help prepare us for future success. Failing at some things humbles us and teaches us the lessons we need to learn for the next challenge ahead of us. You don’t have to feel defeated from failure; think of failure a fuel for greater determination and success in the future.
Prayer of Thanks
Father, when I am in a difficult situation and tempted to give up, help me to remember that You are with me. Thank You that You give me the strength and determination to keep going. And thank You that no matter what happens, I know You have a good plan for my life.
—from The Power of Being Thankful by Joyce Meyer