Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do you ever FAIL?

"My flesh and heart may FAIL, but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever." Psalms 74:26

This morning, I don't have a lot of time but I was reading this verse... and I couldn't help but think about the times in life where I tried and failed.

To name one experience... Freshman year - trying out for the musical/play with my best friend Katty. Yep. We both didn't make it. Fail. Yeah, that could have been seen as a terrible thing and it probably was when we were moldable freshman in high school, but I look back on that and saw that it formed who I was.

Failure is only true defeat if we allow it to be.

Yesterday, I was reading a blog post by Steven Furtick - (you have to check it out!) I want to leave you with this today:

"There’s a greater risk than taking a risk and failing. And that’s taking none and failing. And maybe even worse, taking none and succeeding." (Steven Furtick blog post)

Be blessed sweet friends!

13 comments:

Lauren said...

Great reminder Ria! I can count on you for my morning dose of wisdom! Thanks girl!

Jessie Szmanda said...

So true Ria! Thanks for the wonderful words!

Heather said...

most definitly needed to hear! thank you! Give me strength to be bold, Lord!!

Amanda Moury said...

Seriously, thank you for this, I needed that this morning :)

Jenny said...

Mmmm That is Rich and filled with God! Thank you Ria for the reminder, I have been feeling like I've been failing lately and this verse and your post was exactly what I needed to read. Thank you Friend!

Jamie Leigh said...

It is so nice to hear this Ria!! I need to remind myself of this everyday. I would much rather take a risk and fail, then to constantly think of what could have happened if I would have tried! Thanks for sharing, you are always so wise!

Kinsey said...

The company I used to work for had a motto kind of like you're describing. They always said, "Fail Forward." They didn't care if you failed, as long as you learned from it and it led you somewhere else...hopefully forward, which it almost always does.

Laura Darling said...

That's a fantastic quote! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Darling said...

That's a fantastic quote! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Darling said...

That's a fantastic quote! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Just found your blog through Newlywed & Decorating ~ it's really cute! My love's name is Josh, too. :)
I'm happy I found it!

Ashley Cody said...

This is exactly what I needed tonight Ria! :) Thank you!!!

VandK said...

LOVE Steven Furtick! So awesome! he wrote a book called Sun Stand Still you should totally read!