Summary: Failure doesn't mean you will not succeed, it only means you have to work harder. Many that gave up didn't know how close they were to success. If they realise how close they were to success they won't giving up.

Luke 5:1-11KJV

“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.”


The more we learn about failure, the better for us. Because failure is more common than success, stagnancy is more prevalent than growth and disappointments more than achievements. The question in life is not wether you will experience failure, but how you are going to deal with your failures. Life is not a straight line, but up and down.

Failure is part parcel of life. Most people who succeed fail many times Before they make it.

The problem in life is that people take these failures too personal and too seriously and never think of ways of rising above them. They allow failure to limit them.

* Hinder them from marching forward.

* Accepting failure as their destiny.

* Fear of starting again.

* Regret and discouragement.

* Failure to forgive and move ahead.

* Blaming others for their situation.

The difference between the average men and men of achievement is their perception and response to failure. They realise that once you mind the opposition you will definitely lose your position.


It's okay to fall down as long as you learn something as you get up. These are some of the "BENEFITS OF FAILURE:

1. It's helps you to learn lessons.

2. It's keeps you humble.

3. It will arrest your attention.

4. It helps you to try a better idea.

5. It helps you to discover yourself.

6. It helps you to pray.

Failure doesn't mean you will not succeed, it only means you have to work harder. Many that gave up didn't know how close they were to success. If they realise how close they were to success they won't giving up.


1. Lack of vision and purpose.

2. Wrong foundation.

3. Giving up too soon.

4. Inability to take risk.

5. Generational curse.

6. Moving with wrong people.

7. Negative confession.

8. Disobedience to God.


To turn your FAILURES into SUCCESS, you need JESUS into your life!

I. To turn your failures into success, INVITE JESUS INTO YOUR BOAT (v. 3-4)

“He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s”

II. To turn your failures into success, ADMIT YOUR OWN EFFORTS HAVE FAILED (V.5)

“Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing!”

“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.” Prov. 28:13 LB

III. To turn your failures into success, OBEY WHATEVER JESUS TELLS YOU TO DO (v.4)

“But because you say so Lord…”

-Cooperate with his instructions even when it doesn’t make sense.

IV. To turn your failures into success, FOLLOW JESUS INTO HIS DIRECTION (Vs.6-7)

“So when they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed”

-God’s work done in God’s way will not lack his supply.

“You will not succeed by your own strength or power, but by my Spirit says the Lord.” Zech. 4:6

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