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  • Writer's pictureJamie Holden

April 10, 2021

April 10, 2021

Make the Most of a Failure

The determining factor in whether your failure is the end or just a detour is ultimately up to you. One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that there are two ways to approach a failure or a “timeout.”

You can sit back, be angry, pout, and essentially wait for God to move, or you can make the most of it.

How do you do this?

Start by choosing to spend time with Jesus and in the Word of God.

During my years of “failure,” I spent hours with God and in His Word because I knew that I needed this more than anything else in my life. So I set aside specific amounts of time to spend in prayer and reading and studying God’s Word. As I grew closer to God, His Word changed me.

The truth is that time spent with God or in the Bible is never wasted. It’s always an investment. I always get so frustrated when I’m talking to someone who is in a situation similar to mine, and I ask, “Are you praying? Are you reading the Bible?” and they say, “No.”

Why not?

This is a basic fundamental principle. I’ll be honest and say that continuing to ignore these things may extend your own personal wilderness experience or it may give you a permanent wilderness residence.

I can also promise you this----if you will commit to pursuing prayer and God’s Word---even if your circumstances don’t change, YOU WILL.

So make the most of this time and spend time with Jesus and God’s Word.

Memory Verse: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26, NIV)

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