Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When Life Feels Like Failure Upon Failure

I get motivated about something.  All charged up, determination blazing... only to give up and fail in the end.  Whether it be a hobby, a fad diet, a personal goal, etc... all I see is one big red "F".

So what do we do about it?

1) Stop comparing yourself to other people.
2) Stop seeing the red "F" as failure and remember its red reads "forgiven".
3) Maybe it's time to ask God to prioritize your ambitions?
4) Be careful to make hasty commitments in the name of your own efforts.  
5) What is the purpose of your goals/ambitions?
6) Everything should be for God's glory.
7) How bad do you want it?
8) Do what makes you feel most alive.
9) Push all the other unnecessary stuff aside.  
10) See God's vision for your life, not your vision.

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  1. thank you, tracey ... I needed to hear that today. I have tried and failed at so many of my goals - and feel so bad for not being "enough": disciplined enough, faithful enough, organized enough, etc ...
    I love your statement that F can be for FORGIVEN instead of failure.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement this morning! Much needed...
    Have a wonderful day, my friend!

  3. Great thoughts for me today. I needed to read just what you wrote about. I am trying hard to find my joyfilled space and then what I need to put into it.
    Blessings for this one!

  4. I'm printing these 10 reminders...perfect for me right at this very moment!

  5. I am enjoying catching up on your posts. I believe they were all written for me. I've been a little too hard on myself lately. Thanks for the reminder that God sees my failures as forgiven!


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