failure is a bruise, not a tattoo




Fear is false evidence appearing real. It's sole purpose is to paralyze your thoughts and trick you into thinking that you can't achieve certain things. If you feed fear, it becomes a monster and in turn, it will start feeding on the little courage you have left. Therefore the bible reminds us on;

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Most of us would hate to admit the fact that one of our biggest fears is failure. We tend to be threatened with the fear of failure every once in a while. Failure comes in many ways; it might be failing in certain subjects in school, your little business not being as successful as you wished it could be, or simply failing to make people close to you happy. Sadly, we allow it to overwhelm us. Well i'm here to remind myself and you that failure is not a (permanent) tattoo, but a bruise that can go away( temporary).

Be reminded that even if you may be unable to finish what you had started on record time you,will still finish it because in the future, when you are successful in what used to be a past failure, it will not be tattooed on your forehead for everyone to see and mock you. Sometimes failure could be a blessing in disguise, opening up your eyes to something new; i have a feeling that it's God's way of saying "don't abandon me" 

We sometimes blame God for  misfortunes in life such as failure, and believe that God is out there to destroy us as a form of punishment, but i believe that God is not out here to destroy us, yet he is destroying everything that is set to destroy us. God never promised that there will be no weapons formed against us, He promised us that those weapons will not prosper, isn't it a little light bulb moment when you realize that you repeat this phrase everyday but didn't know what you were talking about? well, now you do! Amazingly we go to bed every night asking God for faith yet we become surprised when He's helping us built muscle for whatever it is that we had asked for. It's not a lie when they say we should meditate on what we read in the bible because reading your bible without meditation is like swallowing food without chewing it! 

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ""Abba," Father.


what certain failures will teach you
1.Calmness; finding peace within your spirit
2.You are as human as they come
3.It's like being given a fresh new page to start over, and doing even better
4.They are never a mistakes; everyone is a survivor
5.Your eyes open up to new things
6.You're  not competing with anybody but yourself
7.Success has no due date 
8.Failures made me realize that even if we try to avoid them, they will meet us half way anyway because there is a lesson bound to be learnt!
9. They will teach you selflessness; if not you, then who? 
10.Failures are usually cast by fear and God did not give us the spirit of fear,rebuke if you may!

How to avoid failure?
unfortunately failure cannot be avoided because we are alive for a reason and like i said; there are lessons to be learnt and there are testimonies to be said in order to inspire others.  The bible says on;
Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

one thing we can try to avoid is the spirit of fear; ask God to take over for you. Relax and God will do the rest. Stay persistent on prayer! It might seem hard when the wounds of anxiety are still fresh, but it will fade away in due time.

Since it's almost the end of the year,  academic results are pending and it's time to reap what we have sown. some may proceed  to the next level and some may not, everything happens for a reason i guess...All i can say is; never loose hope, don't let fear overwhelm you and don't let failure wear you out. Do not compare yourselves to your peers because we all have different assignments here on earth! failure is not the end.. it might actually be the beginning.

This post is not by any means promoting failure of any form! My hope is for everybody's road to be smooth without potholes.. It's a pity that natures laws do not work that way.  We need to work hard in order to make ourselves proud! We all want to bring the bacon home at the end of the day right? Success has no lift, we all take the stairs unfortunately! We cannot succeed by just having faith; work needs to be done also!!

thanks for stopping by!

-Rebecca



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