I was a man who had not made a single mistake for as long as anyone could remember. He was an Egyptian mummy.
Everyone who tries to accomplish something in life will experience failure. Failure is simply part of the process of accomplishment and success. I like the way motivational speaker Zig Ziglar puts it, “If you try, and lose, you can learn from losing, which greatly reduces the loss.” That’s good reasoning and it’s Scriptural. Proverbs says a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again. In other words, he learns from his mistakes and applies the knowledge gained to future endeavors.
How do you respond to failure? Many people consider it a total waste of time when a project doesn’t succeed. They become depressed and let their emotions rule, vowing they’ll never try again. But that’s not of God. That’s of the enemy.
Remember, “If you try, and lose, you can learn from losing, which greatly reduces the loss.” That’s good advice for those who would redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.