Be an EAGLE, Not a Chicken
Have you been stung by failure? Are you hurting from the shame of your self-inflicted wounds? Have you lost hope, feeling that your relationship, health, studies, business, or profession is over? FAILURE IS NEVER FINAL! You can bounce back and thrive again—IF you respond in humility and repentance. After Nebuchadnezzar’s failure and humiliation, God’s grace reversed his misfortunes: “I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding RETURNED to me… My reason RETURNED to me, … my honor and splendor RETURNED to me. My counselors and nobles RESORTED to me, I was RESTORED to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was ADDED to me” (Daniel 4:34, 36). Don’t be discouraged by the pain, loss, shame, gossip, slander, gloating, and other malicious acts that attend failure. “Lift up your eyes to heaven” and bounce back. That’s restoration! Don’t give up. IT’S NOT OVER! After failure empties your cup, God’s grace can fill it to its brim again! (Proverbs 24:16; Micah 7:8; Psalm 37:23, 24.)—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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