You’re not a failure.
This is the phrase that I’ve been having trouble believing recently.
This is the phrase that I wrote on the bottom of my planner this week so that every time I look at all the things I have to do, I am reminded that I’m not a failure.
Because, bein’ honest here, sometimes I feel like I am indeed a failure.
Sometimes, when I look at all the things on my “to-do” list that have yet to be done, I think that maybe I’m a failure.
Sometimes when I think of all the things I’m not good at – the things others around me excel at – I begin to think I’m a failure.
It feels ridiculous admitting and I hate it. I feel so shallow because of the fear, but it’s true. I struggle with this…maybe you do too.
So I wrote this phrase at the bottom of my planner to remind myself of the truth.
I’m not a failure.
Sure, I’m different from others and have different strengths…and weaknesses, but that doesn’t make me any less than them.
Truth is, God has called me and when I begin to believe that I’m a failure, I’m doubting Him and His perfect plan.
When I begin to believe that I’m nothing, in a way, I’m saying that the One who created me didn’t know what He was doing.
No, I’m not perfect.
Yes, I sin daily and daily have to ask forgiveness from the Lord, but that doesn’t make me a failure.
Yes, I give in to temptation and hate, abhor, my sin nature, but God is changing me into the image of Christ and I am not a failure.
Yes, writing this makes me feel weak and a little shallow (because shouldn’t I be beyond these issues?) but it’s real and this is what God was telling me to write because maybe you needed it too.
Yes, sometimes it may seem like we’re failing, but we’re not.
We’re not failures.
Christ, complete your work in us!
Soli Deo Gloria,