First Baptist Church of Columbiana
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

Deal With Failure

James 3:2 by Dr. Michael Miller

Deal With Failure

Revitalizing Your Life—Part 8


We all stumble in many ways. James 3:2 NIV



1. Remember that everybody fails

There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake.

                                                                                                       Eccl. 7:20 GNB



2. Realize that it’s not fatal

Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. Prov. 21:16 NIV


We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor. 4:8-9 NIV




3. Recognize the benefits

  • God uses failure to educate me
    A person who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance. Prov. 28:13 TLB
  • God uses failure to motivate me
    Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways. Prov. 20:30 GNB
  • God uses failure to cultivate me
    We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Rom. 5:3-4 NIV




4. Relax in God’s grace

He knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. Ps. 103:14 NIV


He canceled the unfavorable record of our debts…and did away with it completely by nailing it to the cross. Col. 2:14 NCV


See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God. Heb. 12:15 NIV

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