ODM for today topic DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL – 11
Devotional for February DAY 27: DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL – 11
Welcome to today’s devotional! The Holy Ghost wants you to know that you have failed many times before. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. That was failure! You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim (In fact, in class 2 primary school, I drowned and was declared ‘dead’ for about 1 hour, but today I am a fantastic swimmer). The first time I started learning how to drive an automobile, I removed the front wall of my father’s garage. It was a disaster, but today I can drive even a heavy-duty tractor. The first time I tried to market this vision/booklet, I was told that it would never work, but today, by the grace of God, we are affecting lives daily in all the continents of the world. Those who turned us down then, are among those marketing thousands of copies per edition today.
What the Lord is still saying to you today is “DONT BE AFRAID TO FAIL AND DONT STAY AT YOUR POINT OF FAILURE/MISTAKE BECAUSE FAILURE DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE A FAILURE.” It is better to have tried to climb a mountain and fallen/failed than to live in the deceitful comfort of the plain. It is better to have fought and demonstrated your courage
even if you failed than to live in the paradise of timid souls. He who tries and fails may be the founder of a better day and become the way for weaker souls! Use today’s devotional to forgive yourself for that big mistake/failure of the past. Have you ever seen a man/woman God used mightily without initial failure? Check it out – from Adam to Moses through Malachi, to the generation of the Apostles (for example, Paul in today’s scripture). The same story line is what you will see. Failure is the father of fortune! I do not think any human has failed as much as I have done on this planet, but today, heaven’s mercy is making a difference in many lives with my little ‘dusty’ life. Hear Tommy Lasuda: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” Hear Albert Hubert: “A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not capable of cashing in on the experience.” Refuse to be one! Move on with determination! This is your year – from STORY to GLORY! ODM.
PRAYER POINTS For this day
Take Song 3: My faith Looks up…
- Thank God for the Word. Pray about it as it affects you.
- Repent from looking down on yourself in the past.
- Paul was a man soaked in life’s initial mistakes, yet God made him a pool of grace! Lord, grant me the grace to turn this mistake/failure into a stepping stone (Mention it now if any…).
- Satan, you cannot hold me to ransom again. I refuse to be cast down by the following past failures/mistakes of my life/ministry (Mention them again…). Pray about today as
My faith looks up to Thee – Todays Hymn song
1. -My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away;
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine.
2. May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire.
3. While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
4. All thru life’s transient dream,
Until death’s sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Savior, with Thy love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Make me Thy grace to prove
Transform my soul.