Do you ever feel like a failure?
As I sit here writing this, I do! In so many ways I feel like a failure. This week it has really hit me how I have failed.
I could list a dozen reasons right now why I feel like I am a failure. But I will not, there is no need to go over them all again and again. You have your own and I have mine.
I admit I have very high expectations for myself. I expect perfection. But even with a less than perfect standard, I am failing.
But here is the thing. God did not make us to be perfect. He knew we would be less than perfect and he made us anyway! Not only did he make us, he loves us!
I have to lean on that when I feel this way. I can’t quit. You can’t quit. That is not an option. So what do we do starting NOW to fix this? Well, I can’t do anything about what has been done. So, I am going to start over fresh tomorrow. I will work to right the wrongs that I can. And work towards a new and better outcome for the things I can’t fix right away. I will pray for courage, strength, and the knowledge to make the right choices moving forward.
Will you pray with me? Can I pray for you?
Do you ever have weeks like this? Where you just can’t catch a break? From work to kids, to friends to your house, you just can’t get it right? If so, please know you are not alone! We are not alone! We are all in this together!
Here are some scriptures to encourage when you feel like a failure:
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Romans 5: 3-5
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“if God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things.”
“Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”
1 Chronicles 22:13
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”