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Graceful Perseverance: Successful Failures

Posted October 10th, 2014 @ 06:10am

Welcome back everyone! Cup of coffeeThis week's topic is "successful failures" but not only our own. I want to drive the point home that we must first fail in our own lives in order to grow, gain wisdom and discernment and pass our challenging tests or we will be required to repeat those tests over and over because we can't get it right without Christ.

First, let's take a look at those who have gone before us in their faith walks. We would never expect these recognizable famous people to have failed in their lives, but just the opposite occurred.

Albert Einstein: He wasn't able to speak until he was 4 years old, and his teachers said he'd "never amount to much."formulas on the blackboard

Michael Jordan: After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his bedroom and cried.

Oprah Winfrey: She was demoted from her job as a news anchor because she "wasn't fit for television."

Steve Jobs: At 30 years old he was left devostated, and decompressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started.Steve Jobs button on keyboard - life concept

Walt Disney: He was fired from a newspaper for "lacking imagination" and "having no original ideas."

The Beatles: Rejected by Decca Recording Studios that said "We don't like their sound" and "They have no future in show business."???????

If we don't try over and over, and never give up, we will never know what our God- given gifts are. It's clear these famous familiars above never allowed the opinion of others to impact their drive, their passions, their dreams. Success path concept

They failed, over and over again, but time again and again picked themselves up off the ground and tried harder. Regardless of how many times we fall, I believe failure is not an option. There's an awesome quote from Henry Ford, "Whether you THINK you can or THINK you can't, you're right!" Just think about that for a minute. It goes back to my signature program "Think, Feel, Do Lifestyle." If you tell yourself you can't do it, you will fail. And when you fail, not if, but when you do, if you believe you can't succeed and you walk away and give up on whatever the challenge is, you will create your own self-fulfilling prophecy. Success or failure, it's your Consistencychoice.

I believe I can do all things through Christ. Without Him, I am nothing! Philippians 4:13. I believe this verse with conviction, passion and consistency in my own life.

dream, believe, risk, tryFor if I don't, failure would be knocking on my front door everyday. So I will shout it out to the world, to let all the world know that Jesus saves me from myself, the flesh. Sing it out, shout it out, Jesus saves us from ourselves with conviction and consistency! Trust him with all of your might. Fill everyday with hope that you can do nothing without Him just as these "successful failures" who have gone before us.

And until next week: "If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new!" ~ unknown.

God Bless All until next week,

Debra Marie Pauli


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