Here’s What To Do When You Fail Show 65

At our church, we sing a song called The Father’s House. It’s a moving song about failure. It starts, “Sometimes on this journey, I get lost in my mistakes. What looks to me like weakness is a canvas for your strength. And my story isn’t over, my story’s just begun. Failure won’t define me ‘cause that’s what my Father does. Yeah, failure won’t define me ‘cause that’s what my Father does.” Cory Asbury, the song writer is pictured below.
Cory Asbury Song Writer
Sometimes we get stuck in the past. But as Zig Ziglar used to say, “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” He also said any time the “opportunity clock” goes off in the morning is another chance to get up and go.
When you talk to people about their finances, you inherently learn about what has worked well for them and what has been a challenge. I talk with people who have overcome major obstacles, and went on to be successful. It’s inspiring, but what is even better is when we get to help them move from a bad situation to a better situation.
In fact, when we experience setbacks, it often helps up hone our skills or create a better situation. In my life, things are normally not easy starting out. Don’t you envy the people who pick anything up and easily become proficient?
Zig Ziglar
When I was in middle school, my parents wanted to home school me. I remember thinking that was fine with me. I could spend hours outside by myself. I’ve never minded some quality alone time. My parents had a challenging time teaching me the content as I got older, so they figured they should put me in school for high school.
Wouldn’t you know they picked probably the most academically challenging school to enroll me in? I was quickly overwhelmed with the more rigorous course work and my grades reflected it. I saw quite a few one legged “As” that year.
It taught me some important lessons. When the going gets tough, we have to keep going. Failure is an event. It was never me. I ended up getting a wonderful education at that school, and I’m grateful that my parents did not choose the easy route. If it had been up to me, I would have been tempted to switch schools to try to find an easier route for my kid, but my parents never offered that solution.
I think more than anything, when we face these obstacles in life, what’s really happening is Jesus is extending his hand to help. The songs goes on to say, “When the Father’s in the room. Miracles take place. The cynical find faith. And love is breaking through. When the Father’s in the room. The Jericho walls are quakin’. Strongholds now are shakin’. Love is breaking through. When the Father’s in the room.”
We just have to ask for help. Mallory bought a round device that you’re supposed to lay on to work the knots out of your back. If you ask me it’s a torture device! Amelia, our three-year-old, often plays with it in the living room, but she had never tried to put it around herself until yesterday…
Amelia came to Mallory crying and asking her to get it off of her. She had put the round device around her body and her arms were trapped inside. She came to her mom and asked for help.
So often we don’t ask for help and just try to endure difficult situations. I guarantee you, if we are willing to share our struggles with enough people, we will find somebody that will help us shoulder our burden. The song goes on to say, lay your burdens down. Ooh, here in the Father’s house. Check your shame at the door. ‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore. Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house. Yeah, lay your burdens down.”
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Until next week,
David C. Treece,
Financial Advisor
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