Failure isn’t your name. I don’t know what you are facing in this season of singleness, but I know I have faced times recently where thoughts of feeling like a failure would come. I took the time to pray about this next blog and I wanted to attack this issue. You are single and failure will try to come through different avenues in your life like a shadow. It will try to make you feel like you can’t keep going because of the opportunities in your past that didn’t work out or let’s say God didn’t allow them to work out. Failure doesn’t have a hold on you and if you look deeply into your life you will see that God has always shown out just for you.
You might have faced many circumstances in your life where you felt like you failed and didn’t even understand why that moment of your life was still lingering with you in your mind. I wanted to see what the word failure actually meant.
Lack of success
A falling short
One that has failed
Have you recently experienced moments where it seems like your God given dream is taking so long and opportunities that you thought were from God slammed in your face? Have you felt like you are falling short from the word of God sometimes or even your own responsibilities? Are you still harboring resentment from people in your past and you can’t seem to shake it off? The Lord knows what you will face and what you have faced. Did you know he took even your failure or even strong feelings of failure on the cross of Calvary? (Colossians 2:14)
I believe that this season is a time to take all of your questions and even moments where you felt like a failure to God. He wants to take even times like this to show you his great love for you. (Romans 8:31-29) Failure can’t stop you even when you feel like you don’t know what to do with it when it tries to creep up on you. Failure doesn’t define who you are. God defines who you are. I also believe that God wants you to know who you are when failure tries to belittle you. Start looking at yourself and even your circumstances through the word of God.
See as God Sees
I have had opportunities in my own life that either the doors were closed or God allowed them to remain shut. I kept thinking and trying to find a solution, but realized that God wanted me to know that he was deeply in control. When we know God is in control we don’t have to be afraid of failure. When we know who we are in Christ failure is looked through a different lens. Here are 8 points to help you look at failure through the right perspective.
Failure doesn’t define you. Christ does. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Failure doesn’t have to control your next steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Failure isn’t going to stop the plan God has for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Failure can’t oppress you when you stand on the word of God. (Isaiah 54:14)
Failure doesn’t have to depress you. (Psalm 43:5)
Failure can be a learning tool. (James 1:5)
Failure can’t break you. (Jeremiah 23:29)
Failure has nothing on Christ. (John 16:33)
Take a deep breath during your single journey and take the time to look through each scripture. Let it bring a new perspective to you and help you combat failure when it comes. Remember, you aren’t alone in this walk with the Lord. Christ has conquered failure and you are one with the Lord.