That’s what I keep hearing all around me. It’s become the “it” word. Oh, but that’s not enough… it could be:
Oh, how it makes me tingle inside! Oh wait, that’s my security and self-esteem trickling away each time I hear it!
There are things I fail in. I fail at being loving when I should. I fail at algebra now (I’m so terribly out of practice!). I fail at following through on a commitment or promise (Sorry Misty!!! I really did mean to bring the table to you!). I fail at being a friend for someone when they need me. I fail at putting others first. I fail at being patient. I fail at being kind. I fail at setting a good example all of the time. I fail at filling in for a parent who isn’t present in their children’s lives. I fail at getting up on time every day!
I fail in so many ways.
Jesus thought I was worth His Life. God didn’t look at me and say, “FAIL!” Instead He sent a Savior to rescue me. Praise God He NEVER Fails!
Look, I’m going to have bad days. I’m going to have bad hours and minutes. I’m going to do epically stupid things! BUT… I am not a failure. Neither are you.
Those days when I’m driven to my knees because I just can’t do anything right, those days, yeah, today was one of them, I can be certain that I have worth. I have value. I am loved and I’m forgiven. If I fail, so what? Try again. Do it again. So I get back up and keep going. THAT is NOT a fail! That’s a WIN!