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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, January 29th, 2021
Topic: FAILURE IS A TEACHER
Bible Reading: Proverbs 24:15-16
📖15….”Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
📖16….For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
🔥Failure may sound and look negative, but it is only a lesson of how not to do things. So, failure can be averted if you change the pattern of doing that thing you failed to achieve before, by doing it another way. This makes failure a teacher. Although so many people give up once they experience failure or failures, but Proverbs 24:16 confirms the fact that falling down or failing in getting a task performed is not failure, but staying down is. So, those wicked people who are plotting your fall (Proverbs 24:15), are only inviting your power to start again differently.
🔥🔥Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. His race up to the presidency wasn’t a smooth ride, but the end justified the means for him. In 1831, he failed in business. In 1832, was defeated for state legislature. In 1833, failed again in business. In 1834, was elected to state legislature. In 1835, his sweetheart died. In 1836, had a nervous breakdown. In 1838, was defeated for speaker of state legislature. In 1840, was defeated for Elector. In 1843, defeated for Congress. In 1846, elected to Congress. In 1848, defeated for Congress. In 1855, defeated for Senate. In 1856, defeated for Vice President. In 1858, defeated for Senate. But in 1860, he was elected President of the USA.
🔥🔥🔥The kind of courage displayed by Abraham Lincoln is what I call failure that has said its prayers. For 29 years, he failed 12 times, yet he didn’t see himself as a failure until he got to where he was going. Peter’s faith failed thrice in Matthew 26:69-75, yet he rose to the head of the Church in John 21:15-17. Beloveth, you will get there, once you train your fears and failures to be very prayerful. You will then see that failure is only a teacher of how not to do things.
🙏Heavenly Father, use every of my mistakes to teach me the right way to do things, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, inject into me, the resilience to rise and continue my journey, any time I fall, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Ancient of days, since you declare the end from the beginning, infuse the grace to see my end into me, so that my failures on the way, will only fuel me to success, in Jesus’ name.
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