Failure picture of Winstone Churchill


“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm” – Sir Winston Churchill

Everyone fails, we are all imperfect. Even successful people fail – perhaps even more so because they try things more often and have to learn from their failures. But fear of failure can make us give up trying, be indecisive, become a workaholic or a perfectionist. Proverbs 24:16 says, “A righteous man may fall seven times, but he gets up again.” Failure is an event, not a person and you haven’t failed unless you give up. God gives us his Holy Spirit and comes to live in us by his presence. He doesn’t come to live in people who are perfect or those who have been trying really hard to be good. God knows our hearts and comes to live inside those whose hearts have been changed- those who have invited him to come and make a difference in their life. Grace is God’s perfect antidote to our imperfections and failures. We can try and fail and pick up and start again because God accepts us as we are.

( adapted by friendsfirst from Diamond Geezers, by Anthony Delaney)