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10:06 AM   [15 Oct 2012 | Monday]

Failure Is Not The End

John 21:15-19

     Im sure that each one of us knows the taste of failure. We each would have to admit that there have been times when we failed God, when we let Him down. The Apostle Peter certainly knew what it was like to fail. He told Jesus that he would die for Him. Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him three times and that is exactly what happned. Peter was filled with such pain and sorrow over his denial of Jesus. He truly wanted to stand strong for Jesus but he failed. We can all identify with him.

     But Peters story didnt end there. In these verses Jesus tells Peter to fee His sheep, in other words work for him and serve others. Even though Peter had failed Jesus miserably Jesus still put him to work. The failure that Peter experenced did not eliminate him from serving Jesus. in fact after this initial failure Peter went on to preach, heal people and write part of the Bible that we study today. Just think of that. All of that was done by a man who failed Jesus.

     Maybe you have failed God recently. And the Devil is telling you that God will never forgive you and restore you. That is so wrong. God wants to restore you and use you. He wants to make you fruitful. There is still work that He wants you to do. Failure is not the end of your usefulness to God. When we confess our sin, no matter how grievous, God forgives us and restores us. The devil would rather we stay down but God wants us to get back up and continue our walk with Him.

     We all face failures in life. But it is how you respond that determins the rest of your life. Peter could have responded to his failure by giving up, failing to believe that Jesus would restore him. He could have wallowed around in self pity but instead he chose to trust Jesus, believing that he was truly forgiven and restored to fellowship with God. He made the right choice.

     What will you choose to do when you fail ? Will you choose to give up, or take God at his word and accept the forgiveness and restoration that He offers. When we do this it delights Gods heart for He stands ready, willing, and able to restore us to fellowship with Him. Does that mean that He will remove the consequences of your failure ? Not always, though i do believe that in some cases He does exactly that. But even if He chooses not to remove the negative consequences He will restore us and uses us. We are not through. Failure does not have to be the end, instead if we respond right it can be a new beginning.

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midnightmum | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 16:10

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 I try to put failure in perspective these days. Maybe I fail to be the best housekeeper, as spending time with the Lord and encouraging other Christians in their daily struggles is more important to me than a sparkling computer screen.


aGodjunkie | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 19:10

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Well, i dont consider a dusty computer screen as a sign of falure. :-)


midnightmum | Mon Oct 15, 2012, 19:10

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Phew...so glad!


Saul | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 10:10

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 Excellant and true post! To further substantiate your post: Mathew 16:23 "But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men." Such a powerful correction from Jesus to Peter. This shows me two things 1) Jesus rebukes, but still loves us 2) Peter took the correction and didn't let shame interfere with being a servant of the Lord! How many of us would have walked away in shame and failure!

 


aGodjunkie | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 14:10

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Very true...im afraid that i would have walked away humilated...maybe even been angry at such a rebuke.


 
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