Our failures become lessons.
The only real failure is to give up and stop trying.
Failure is an event, not a description of ‘me.’
Failure helps me learn what works and what doesn’t.
Our problems can become opportunities; our weaknesses can demonstrate God’s strength.
Ask yourself, ‘What?’ not ‘Why?’
Give problems and failures to God and ask Him to bring His good out of them. ”God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God” Romans 8:28
God uses our weakness to demonstrate His strength. ”My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.’ 2 Corinthians 12:9.
God uses our foolishness to puzzle the experts. ”God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful.’ 1 Corinthians 1:27
You can never know God’s plans or His gain from your loss, until you give him your misery and allow Him to transform it into a mission for your life. After you emerge from your own despair, become transparent, and candidly share your victories, you will be in a position to share your struggles and God’s power to overcome, attracting others into His grace.
The good news of the Bible brings a profound message about earthly evil being transformed into good:
Weakness into strength
Tragedy into triumph
Loss into gain
Mortality into immortality
Death into life
Once you have surrendered yourself to the power and love of God, you become aware of the profound changes and new avenues of hope He has created for your life. Once you have forgiven others, your most difficult experiences leave you with greater capacity for empathy and compassion. Your ability to love will have deepened. You’ll find yourself more honest. Your heart will be full of gratitude. Living in the grace God has given you, becoming aware of the gifts of His Spirit and feeling the joy of renewed life, strength, and power, you will feel compelled to carry this wonderful message to others who are struggling on the journey with you. Unless you give away your miracle to others, you stifle God’s message and miss out on His blessing for you.
Evidence of Your Life Being Transformed:
You’ll find yourself wanting to step out of your own pain and into the needs of others.
You desire to participate in God’s process of working all things together for good.
You’ll seek ways of applying past pain to positive purposes.
You’ll stop saying, ‘Why me, Lord?’ and start saying, ‘What do you want me to do?’
You’ll become a giver instead of a taker.
You’ll learn to listen rather than always needing to be heard.
You’ll allow your humbling experiences to give you a servant’s heart.
You’ll seek to invest your spiritual gifts in the lives of others.
Evidence of a Lack of Your Life Being Transformed:
You are living without meaning or purpose.
You feel life is a waste.
You are unaware of your spiritual gifts or how to use them.
You are focused totally on yourself and do not have love for others.
Prayer for Transforming Your Life:
Please help me believe that you will redeem every aspect of my life and to live
accordingly. Please help me to turn my past experiences and the comfort I receive from
you into a source of comfort for others. Please bring people into my life who need that
sort of comfort, and use me as you see fit. Thank you for causing everything to work
together for good. Amen