You can always get back up and overcome any failure if you really want to. So stop wallowing and start winning.
I Remember Jerry Savelle said, "A set back is just a set up for a come back!"
Walking by faith does not mean we will be free of trouble.
Jesus said in John 16:33 Amp Bible, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you]."
We have all probably experienced some failures and made some mistakes in our lifetime. In fact, successful people often have more failure in their lives than average people do.
It's how we respond to failure and mistakes that is one of the most important decisions we can ever make any and every day in determining our ultimate success.
Throughout history, most great people at some point in their lives experienced some form of failure. Remember it's only those who do not expect anything that are never disappointed.
I read about an invitation that was extended to many influential people to witness one of humanity’s most historic moments – the Wright brothers’ first flight in their heavier-than-air machine. But only five people turned up. Think what the others missed out on, seeing the first airplane flying.
Once as Dr. Billy Graham preached, a missionary’s daughter battled an almost uncontrollable urge to run out of the meeting. It was Ruth; his future wife but it wasn’t conviction that made her squirm. It was her response to what she considered appalling preaching.
They said; "He’s balding, skinny, but can dance a little!" They were talking about Fred Astaire at his first audition, boy did they ever miss it.
Would-be crime novelist John Creasey received an unbroken succession of 743 rejection slips. But now over sixty million of his books have been published.
Since failure is common to many people, one of the most important life-skills we can learn is how to respond to apparent failure.
Successful and resilient people know how to turn every failure or set back, into a learning experience—a stepping-stone to their future success.
So what does God's Word say?
Micah 7:8 NLT Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
When you fall you shall rise again! That means GET BACK UP!
Prov 24:16-18 NLT The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. 17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. 18 For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.
Even if you fall seven times GET BACK UP!
Your life is like a boxing match. You are not defeated each time you fall, but only when you refuse to stand back up again and continue to fight.
When you feel the worst and when failure is breathing down your neck, press into God's Word as never before! You may need to meditate on a particular scripture for days, and even weeks sometimes, trying to get a revelation of it, seemingly without success. Then suddenly, like the dawn of the morning, light will come pouring in. You'll see the way to break through. God's Word never fails so keep on keeping on!