MAIN TEXT: Ecclesiastes 3.3 ‘A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build up’.

Ecclesiastes 3.9 ‘What profit is there for the worker for that in which he labours?’

What do we do when we fail? How do we react to a failure in attempt to get something done? What do we think of failure as? Do we make failure the end of the world? Or a reason to go back, restructure to get things right again?

Failure is never the end of it all. Failure is just an event. Failure is rather an opportunity to begin something again, only this time, more wisely. Many people tend to give up because of failure on their first trial. Actually, you never can get a thing so right and accurate on the first trial. There would definitely be times to fail, because coming with those failures are lessons to learn. Many people just want to LEARN without LEARNING. Forgetting the EARNING comes after the LEARNING.

Sometimes too, God let us fail many times in certain things we do, just because Him seeing the end effect of that, would not let us go through the pain and struggles that will come after. Sometimes, those things we aim at aren’t the things God would have us have, hence He won’t let us have those things.

The problem is many people just want to get things done without learning the lessons to grow and create long term legacies. We just want to build, forgetting that to erect a strong and long-lasting building, the foundation must be firm and strong. One lesson to pick is to never give up on what you do because you failed at the first, second or third trial. Many at times, we ‘fail’ many times just because there are just too many things to learn before reaching perfection.


Prayer: Dear God, help me to see the bright side of everything You put me through in Jesus name

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