There are no moments of failure in our lives. There are only successes and life lessons to grow in maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 5:15 Therefore [j]be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 [k]making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Whenever I reflect on my past I see moments of so-called failure, yet they have not been failures as they teach me valuable lessons about who God is or the stubbornness of my own heart.
Do I choose to go it alone and try to figure things out, or do I see what God’s purpose is for me in the difficult times and the trials? That is the question I want to ask myself every moment of everyday, so I won’t be unfruitful in what I do.
Philippeans 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on [h]so that I may lay hold of that [i]for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as are [j]perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; 16 however, let us keep [k]living by that same standard to which we have attained. 17 Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
The lessons I carry with me, yet not the failures, as the failures are forgotten and laid to rest. As many sins and failures that are forgotten by the great mercy of the Father, we are called higher and higher we will go.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the [a]elementary teaching about the [b]Christ, let us press on to [c]maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do, if God permits.
I have gotten the sense that the foundation has been laid for this blog, and it is in the transition toward greater maturity in Christ. Let’s walk that road together.