Entry 34 Praying to not be a Failure
There is no failure in God. And when God is in us, there is no failure in us. That is not to say that sometimes we do things and not successful in completing them. We may even work had to accomplish something, but fail at bringing it to fruition. A just man falls seven times but rises again with the right mind. That mindset is total dependency on God. Anytime we have a determination to do something positive, or we are seeking to build the kingdom of God, we will be met with resistance. Satan studied our future, and does everything he can to derail the plan of God for our lives. We may lose many battles, but we have already won the war. Jesus snatched the keys of death, hell and the grave from the Devil, and is now victoriously seated in heavenly places making intercession for us. The battle is not ours, it is the Lord’s. God’s desire is not for us to fail. He wants us to be victorious in every area of our lives. When we work in our own strength we will be met with some success; but then we will eventually fail as our strength fails us. But if we rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ, have our steps ordered by Him, and as we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we cannot fail. So if we are working out our soul salvation through the grace and empowerment of the Lord, and we are met with failure, it is then that we must not quit. We are only a failure at that time if we stop trying. Failure can be an indication that we are on the right track, and Satan is throwing his fiery darts at us to discourage us. It may also be indicative of the fact that we need to reassess our goals, methods, plans and procedures. The only way we will know which one it is is if we go to God in prayer. So praying to not be a failure is praying to be lead by the Holy Spirit who gives us the grace and strength to not quit.