But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead… Philippians 3:13
We all fail throughout life. It’s a disappointing feeling to fail, sometimes the best way to be successful is to allow ourselves to make mistakes, learning from them and moving forward through the disappointment. Failure is exercise for our hearts, it helps us grow. Without failure we would never know true joy. We can’t know what all the future holds for us. There are no guarantees. As much as I have struggled with making decisions in my life I am very happy that I have had so many choices offered to me. Yes, I’ve made some poor choices, but along with those choices came challenges and opportunities that I would not have experienced otherwise. For this reason I do not believe there are wrong or right choices. Whatever decisions we make, they will ultimately thrust us into life situations (both positive and negative). As the opportunities being gifted to us unfold in our lifes we will grow our spirits.
Making a decision is always better than making no decision at all. At least we had the courage to decide, take a chance, and make a move in a particular direction. We can’t take action unless we make a decision first. And, a decision is never wrong because we always gain something from it – whether we get what we thought we intended or learn a valuable lesson. Sometimes, we need to follow through on a decision to realize that we don’t really want what we thought we did.
If we are stuck focusing on the disappointment of our failures, we need to ask God to help us look for what we can learn from them and how we can become better. Otherwise, we will miss out on so much that God has in store for our lives.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Sir Winston Churchill