It’s a brand new year…again. Time to set goals and to reflect on the past year. My encouragement for this year is “Don’t believe the lies”. We all battle the attacks of the enemy in some way. For some we may be too fat. For some we may be too old (or too young). For others we may be worthless or without talent. I’ve said it before that I battle with “Failure”. Here’s my example today:
I’ve been playing the stupid (I call it stupid because it is very addicting!) game of ‘2 Dots’ on my phone. I hit a level that I couldn’t pass. Immediately I began to believe that I wasn’t good at the game and that I was a failure because I couldn’t pass one level. God pointed out to me (as a lesson) that I was battling over level 775. “If you are not good at this game, how could you have won 774 games before this level?” Good point I said. “Remember when you got frustrated at level 50 and you quit and deleted the app only to download it again the next day start over?” Yes I said and I now I’m at 776 because I finally won 775 as I began writing this.
How many times do we look at one failure and believe that our whole life is a failure? How many times have you loved your children but you sulk when you lash out in frustration or weariness and believe that you are a bad parent? How many times have you sinned and felt like God will never love you again? How many times have you ended a project and say you will never try again?
Don’t believe the lies. You are not called to failure and you are not called to quit. If you do it wrong this time, throw it out and start over. God doesn’t love you because you are successful. He loves you because you are you. Count the 775 things that you have done right and don’t worry about the one that has you frustrated at the moment. You have way more successes than failures. Remember that!