It Wasn’t A Failure

It Wasn't A

I was talking with my mom the other day about 2017.

To me when I look over 2017, all I see is my mistakes. How it felt like I failed a time of what felt like testing. How I should’ve grown closer to God instead of fall away.

Now I feel like my relationship with God is back on the right track but why did I have to fail when I could’ve been strong…I should’ve been strong. For me and my siblings. Instead I fell.

As I was telling my mother this, she said something that I’ve never thought of.

That time wasn’t a fail.

It wasn’t even a test.

That difficult time in my life wasn’t to test if I was a good Christian or not.

It was a learning opportunity.

I might’ve made mistakes but I learned something.

Maybe I did fail the ‘test’ but I’ve become a better person because of it.

Who knows what would’ve happened if I had made better choices. But I wouldn’t be the person I am now if it weren’t for that. As it says in Romans 8:28;

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

So if you feel like you failed, it wasn’t a failure. God will use that time in your life, your mistakes, your failures for good in his master plan.

Just trust him ❤

-Rebekah

 

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42 thoughts on “It Wasn’t A Failure

  1. I really liked when you stated, “… it wasn’t a failure. God will use that time in your life, your mistakes, your failures for good in his master plan.

    Just trust him”

    Sometimes, we may not be able to see the full picture in God’s plan, but He will use our mistakes and failures to build us up.

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  2. Some of the best ways God reaches us is when we are at the bottom 🙂 Some of the best times to learn endurance is when we are broken and think, “I have nothing. I have no strength.” Because that is when God is like, “Exactly, but I do. I gave everything for you, and in Me, you WILL HAVE STRENGTH!”

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  3. Awww my gosh! Thank u so much for this! 2017 for me was full of mistakes and ultimately, learning a lot. I could have been much better than I was, and I know it, so I found this really encouraging. I’m so happy you’re looking at the past year in this way❤

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  4. I’m so glad I found your blog! I have been having the same thoughts lately, thinking about areas I have failed in and some negative people who have come into my life. But I finally realized that these things are lessons and instead of brooding and focusing on heartache, I should lift my chin and look for things I can learn from these experiences. Thank you so much for sharing a scripture to go along with this.

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