Summary: So many people today are afraid to take chances because of their fear of failure. All successful people have been failures in their life at one time or another. In order to succeed, we will fail. Success is not measured by our failures, rather what we
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
I. Remember That Failure Can Be Helpful
A. Failure teaches us what to avoid.
B. Failure points us in the right direction.
"These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did or worship idols as some of them did...." 1 Cor. 10:1-11
II. Remember Not To Fear Failure
A. Failure wins when you accept defeat.
B. Failure wins when you give up.
"Then the Lord said to Joshua, ’Do not be afraid or discouraged..." Joshua 8:1
III. Remember Failure Doesn’t Have To Be The End
A. Failure can end in victory.
B. Failure can end in recovery.
"If we endure hardship, we will reign with him..." 2 Tim. 2:12
IV. Remember Failure Will Not Diminish God’s Love
A. Failure draws closer to God.
B. Failure moves the heart of God.
"This High Priest of ours understands our weaknessess... So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God... to find grace to help us when we need it." Heb. 4:15-16