“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.“
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
So many times we’re told that failure is a “learning experience” and it’s something to get over, but failure isn’t about becoming a stronger person. It’s about trusting a stronger God.
The honest truth is we can’t do it all. We can’t do it on our own. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we get perfection. What we get is a chance to know God better, and through failure, we learn that we can only do it through God’s power and mercy.
Let’s stop treating failure like it’s something to “get over,” like something we can conquer, and instead see it as a way to know God better. God is in the smallest details.
How do we survive a wild workday and then manage to put three kids to bed?
How do we finish a tough project that seemed impossible?
How do we make it to the end of the day?
If you feel like you’re failing, embrace it. Don’t let go of it. Don’t try to will it away on your own. Instead, let’s seek God in failure and rely on his strength to pull us through each day. God wants us to rely on him. We are weak and broken and we fail, and that’s why we need God.
When those around us wonder how we do it, it’s not because we learned from our mistakes or became stronger in failure, it’s because we serve a powerful God who saves us every single day.
God Bless You