When was the last time you failed?
What are the criteria? And who’s to say?
Remember, the original temptation was to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, a tree that belonged exclusively to God!
Why? Because we’re not old enough, smart enough, or tall enough to know and see all the possibilities, all the pathways, all the intricate ways in which ideas and patterns are interwoven.
God’s love and kindness prevail, moving all of us along the pathway of Life. “I have come,” said Jesus, “that you might have life, and have it abundantly.”
Here’s the point: “Failure” is word that’s impossible to define and never accurate. So, why even use it?
The Snake in the Grass told Eve: “You’re a failure! Something is missing, so pluck the fruit.”
The next time you hear those whispered words, duck and run, and remind yourself that you’re just fine … you’re a work in progress, and your Heavenly Father is at work in all things for good!
When it comes to life, every day we’re here, every day we laugh and love, every day we make it, every day we smile at someone and wish them well, every day we can muster a compassionate thought and utter a small prayer, we’re a roaring success!
“Thought for the Day” – Pastor Tom, January 22, 2008