I started a devotional plan on the YouVersion app titled, “Chasing Failure”, by Ryan Leak. His message was that it is better to fail than to not try at all because by trying you are going farther than you might have ever gone if you never tried. Honestly, a very strange and counter cultural idea, but I liked it.

          The most comical part of doing this devotional was that I never finished it, at least not until this week. It took three months to finish a five-day plan. It’s funny to me that I was going through a devotional that was teaching me how to fail and I accomplished just that.

          I started this blog because it was something I had been wanting to do for years, but I was too afraid to start. I didn’t know if it would be a success or not; and honestly, I still don’t know. But I said “yes”.

          I thought that if God wanted it to happen it would, all I had to do was try my best. That’s all that God ever asks of us. He wants us to try things, even if it doesn’t work out, because there is so much more success in failure.

          I have never learned more from when I miss the mark. Don’t get me wrong, there is something great about a victory, but there is beauty in failure.

          Sometimes you aren’t able to see a clear picture of what success looks like until you fail. I have never learned more than when I didn’t accomplish something. Our failures show us our flaws and what we can improve on. 

          Those are the times when Abba is able to do His best work. To mend you with His perfect love. To show you His perfect plan instead of your own. To guide you.

          Experience growth in saying yes. Take action to begin your wildest dream. If it’s in God’s plan, then He will make a way. And even if it doesn’t work out, then you’ve still gained confidence, leadership, and skill. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from achieving the wonderful things that God has for you in your life. He has remarkable plans for you, so start saying “yes”.

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