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When They Said You Would Fail...

When They Said You Would Fail... There is not one mother that will walk the face of this Earth who will not be told by someone, whether directly or indirectly, that they would fail. Maybe it will be a family member, maybe a friend, maybe a stranger, or perhaps even yourself. While hearing these words may be painful, the more important thing to remember and focus on is what God says about you. Here are some sweet reminders for those mommas going through some challenging times with the hurt caused by failure.

When they said you would fail...

God said, "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) No matter what you are going through, God has promised to always remain by your side. He doesn't want us to become discouraged in times of distress, rather He wants us to rest in His peace and be comforted by His continued presence in our lives.

When they said you would fail...

God said, "But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired." Isaiah 40:31 (AMP) He has given you what you need to restore your confidence and joy through the promises only found in His Word.

When they said you would fail...

God said, "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." Colossians 3:12-13 (NIV) Never forget that you are chosen and called for His divine purpose. Only you can fill the call that God has placed on your life. Continue to listen to His voice and follow His lead - forgiving those who many have hurt you along the way.

When they said you would fail...

God said, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB) God said that you are blessed and highly favored! Rejoice in the fact that while failure may be a part of the process, it is only leading you to a place of peace and joy that God is guiding you towards each day.

When they said you would fail...

God said, "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love." 1 John 4:18 (ESV) Even though we fail, God still loves us and wants us to pick up the pieces and try again. And He never wants us to feel any type of fear, not even fear of failure. Never forget that God's perfect love casts out fear and that in Him we are made whole by the blood of the Lamb!

The beautiful thing about God's love is that it is unconditional. He doesn't care if you fail. And He doesn't care if you fail again. He still loves you with an undying, unchanging love. I know it isn't always easy, but the next time someone tells you that you are going to fail, refuse to believe it. Rather see it as an opportunity to allow God to work in your heart and expand your faith by committing yourself to believing what He says about you. Instead of seeing a circumstance where things don't turn out the way you think they should - as failure; see it as an opportunity to be molded by the Potter's Hands. I promise you, if you take this approach, you will find a peace you never knew existed.

Carlie @ Managing Your Blessings

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