*Failure is not final, it’s only temporal. Often times we find it difficult to rise from the ashes of failure because we focus more on being disappointed rather than getting back up and pressing on. Have you ever considered that failure may be part of God’s plan? After Jesus’ crucifixion and death, the disciples thought that all of their hopes and dreams had come crashing down. They had lost all hope because the Lord of Glory was put to death. What appeared to them as a gigantic failure was actually the most incredible victory ever. Romans 8:28 says, ” For those who love God ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER…” Maya Angelou poetically proclaimed in her poem entitled, ‘Still I Rise’:
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
*Failure is merely a stair step away from another soon to be claim victory!!