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7 important reminders from God for when you feel like a failure

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By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/24/2015 (3 years ago)
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Don't beat yourself up, put trust in God.

We all fear failing and, at one point, we will all face failure. But who said we need to take those failing moments with us for the rest of our lives?

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MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - Here are seven things you may want to take in when failure seems to be kicking you out, suggested by Sarah Coleman from Crosswalk.com.

1. Everyone has experienced failure.

Even the people we look up to have had bad days, and even years. Someone said it depends on how we carry the load, and fret not because He will be always with us.

"For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes." Proverbs 24:16 (NIV)


2. He is the answer that will never leave.

When everyone else leaves, be assured that God will never abandon us in this life. He won't reject us for the mistakes and ugly mess we made, but He will be the source of our strength in getting up and pursuing our dreams.

"The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand." Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)

3. We are forgiven without condemnation.

In the name of God and Jesus Christ, we are forgiven for our shortcomings. He knows we are not perfect and is ready to hear our confessions. With His love, we have to forgive ourselves. Although there is fear of condemnation, remember that you belong to Him.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

4. All we need is God's grace.

The Lord works within our weakness, that's why we should embrace human limitations. With His grace, weakness is turned to strength and we can overcome these failures by claiming victory in His glory.

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

5. With the Lord, we are strong.

He is our strength. The strongest power we can have is keeping God in our hearts and minds in doing all things He wants for us. Failures are nothing compared to Him.

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26 (NIV)


6. His mercy blooms anew every morning for His love never dies.

We are often our worst enemies. We tend to give ourselves the ultimatum, but God never does. His love has no endings and his mercy keeps on blooming fresh every waking day. Be faithful, including to yourself.

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

7. Past is past.

Cliche it is, but true, we shall put it behind and start anew. Jesus Christ is calling us to His arms, to the beautiful future this life is holding. Don't punish yourself by always looking and staring back on the things that can never be changed. Trust Him and together, life will be all better.

"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV)

Should you think you are a failure? No, because the biggest success in life comes from realizing you are tripping down and getting up. Your biggest friend and cheerleader will be God for he's the one who made you and loves you with every bit of your character.

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2018
Priests and their Pastoral Ministry.
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.


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