Don’t Fear Failure - Learn from it!

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There's one thing that nobody likes. It's failure. After all, who really wants to fail. Nobody wants to fail. Nobody wakes up in the morning thinking, "I hope I fail today." Nobody launches a new ministry thinking, "I hope this thing tanks." Nobody launches a new business thinking, "I really want to lose a bunch of money." Nobody really puts them self out there thinking, "I hope people make fun of me, pick on me, and jab me about this." No! We want to do well.

But here's the thing; it's not really a matter of if I fail, it's when I fail. Failure will come. The good news is you can learn from the failure. The best case scenario is that you don't fail; that's awesome. However, the worst case scenario is you do fail. You're going to learn some valuable lessons, right?

So either way you can't go wrong. Either things go as planned or you learn the lessons that God wants you to learn. But at the end of the day, you're still the same person. You're calling hasn't changed. Your gifts haven't changed. The need hasn't changed. You are just learning and growing through the process.

John Maxwell wrote a great book. He said, "Sometimes we lose. Sometimes we learn." This is the thing about failure, heartache, and disappointments. You can learn from them, and they are often the backdoor to success.

My friend, don't fear failure today. Listen, God will lead you and help you through that failure so you can get better, but only if you'll let him.  

Your #1 fan,


Ryan Frank