Good word on this side of time by Winston Churchill, “Success is never final, failure is never fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Paul the Apostle summed this up in Philippians 3:12-14.
Even though Paul had done so much in the ministry and he loved the Lord passionately, he didn’t allow his success to slow him down – he kept going and growing.
Not only did Paul refuse to look back in order to see how many hurdles he cleared, he also refused to look back to see how many hurdles he knocked down, and I’m sure he did – we all do. We all fail and fall short from time to time – but our failures do not have to define us. There are countless characters in the Bible (like Peter), and throughout church history who exemplify the fact that we serve the God of the second-chance.
It takes courage, but my prayer is that none of us would ever give up.
Get up, keep going, put one foot in front of the other while keeping both eyes on Jesus Christ. Get back to church, to consistent prayer and Bible study, and watch what God does.
Winston Churchill was used mightily to lead the allied forces to victory in WWII. God wants to use your life to win an even greater war – so I pray we’d yield to His awesome love.
Your brother in Christ, Manny