Have you failed at something lately? Have you disappointed yourself or someone else? The fact is that it happens to all of us from time to time. But how will God use that event that you consider to be a failure? Listen to these words from the Apostle Paul:
1 Thessalonians 2:1 (NIV)
You know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a failure.
But let’s remember what happened when Paul was in Thessalonica. The Jewish leaders of the city formed a mob, started a riot, dragged Paul’s host, Jason, down to a hastily arranged trial, and, as a result of the opposition, Paul and Silas had to sneak out of the city under the cover of night. That does not sound like a rousing success story to me!
However, what might have seemed like a failure was turned to success as God nurtured the small band of believers that came to faith and brought about a thriving church.You, too, can see what seems like failure turned into success when you remember these two things:
When we look at life that way, there are few lasting failures, and many opportunities in which to learn and grow.
Quail Lakes Baptist Church has a variety of ministries for everyone, young and old.