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FAILURE

December 10, 2009

FAILURE

*** FAILURE = SUCCESS!?! ***

Even failure can be success. Thomas Edison, commenting on the search for a filament for the electric light bulb, viewed his “failures” as successful elimination of things that wouldn’t work!

The Lord planted this nugget in me many years ago, when my son (now 31) was a toddler. I was asking Him how I could possibly be a good father, considering the bad role models I had (a father who committed suicide & a step-father—your father—who was abusive and alcoholic). He pointed me somehow to the Israelites in the wilderness: somehow, this generation, who had failed to believe God & take the Promised Land, were able out of their failure to raise up a generation who could do what they couldn’t—take that same Promised Land. They failed, but allowed the ashes of that failure to birth the success of those following in their footsteps.

May God grant to us the same favor—that any of our failures would somehow become stepping stones for the success of those following!

FAILURE CAN = SUCCESS!

Someone said, “Be sure the ladder you’re climbing leans against the right wall!”

Real failure is to succeed at the wrong thing!

EMBRACE FAILURE! LET IT WORK FOR YOU!