Devotional: Truth Over Lies W4D2

 

Tuesday – My Failure Defines Me

Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; 1 Peter 2:9-10
SOAP: 1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.     – 1 Peter 2:9-10

Most great inventions started off as failures.  Best-selling vacuum manufacture, Dyson started only after 5,271 prototypes and rejection from both American and European markets.  We often want the happily ever after, while forgetting the story it took to get there.

We believe that if we fail, we are a failure.  Beloved, run from this lie.  God allows us to fail to reveal His strength in us.  Our failure highlights our need for Christ.  It reminds us to surrender to His will.  But falling short on a goal does not mean you fall short in the eyes of God.

God loves you no matter your weakness or your shortcomings.  His priority is your walk with Him.  Leave behind the blame.  Learn from the past. Remember Whose you are.

What failure do you need to lay at the foot of the cross today?  Remember, Jesus’ blood covers all your failures: past, present, and future.

Father God, thank You for Your love and forgiveness.  Thank You that I may walk in freedom, knowing that even in my failures, I rest securely in Your love.  Help me to live a life of confidence as I learn from Jesus.  Let Your Spirit empower me in times of weakness.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.