Not just a bad day?

Graham Hooper with some sage advice about recovering from failure

Not just a bad day

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‘Failure is not an option’ is the slogan posted on the wall at my local fitness centre.

But in the pursuit of fitness, as in life, failure is very much an option. We may fail in different areas of life, at school, at work or in our business. Or we may fail in our marriage, in bringing up our children or in our friendships.

We may fail to achieve what we want to achieve. We won’t always come out on top, get the job we wanted or achieve our business or personal goals. Or we may ‘fail’ to become the people we want to be. We like to portray an image of a strong, respected, faithful, loving person, but the reality somehow falls far short.

More importantly, we all fail to be the people God wants us to be. ‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’ (Romans 3.23). It’s a universal experience.

Gateway into knowledge

Failure can be very humbling and painful, but it can be a great teacher if we are willing to learn, and it can be the gateway into … (to read more click here)

Graham Hooper,
consultant and former senior executive with a global Infrastructure company.

This article was first published in the December issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, artciles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.