Lets Face it…we are all failures.

Have you ever watched those epic fail videos on YouTube? Let me tell you, I can spend hours just watching that stuff. The things people try to do, knowing they cant, is just ridiculous! There was one video of a man trying to do a flip off of his roof onto a trampoline. Well, he jumped…he made it to the trampoline…then he bounced off, hit the side of the house and landed on his head. That video got me thinking.  Our lives are alike like those epic fails. We behave in a certain way, unhindered and going against everything we are. Suddenly we fail and it feels like the world is laughing.

On our own, we mess up, and we suffer. Constantly. Lucky for us, we don’t have to go through life alone. Christ loves us in spite of our failures. In fact, he is an expert at turning failures into success.

Everything that we go through, we go through for a higher purpose. And He might not cause everything, but He does use it. Think of it as growing pains. Paul said it best:

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Real growth always involves struggles and pain. Sure it might not feel good at times, but it’s in those moments of suffering that we realize we need Christ. Failing and suffering are all due to our sinful nature. We have all sinned and fallen short of Gods Glory. And it is this very sin that causes all our troubles. Think of it like the trampoline the man jumped on in the first example. It seemed like a solid plan, but the trampoline threw him for a ride that ended in pain. Our sin eventually leads us to an eternity of suffering. But that path was rerouted when Jesus died on the Cross. He died so we didn’t have to. Now we can come to him, as failures and be transformed.   In reality, Jesus draws us to Him, through our pain. Listen to what Gods word says:

“Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 1 Corinthians 1:9

We are messed up peoples. But through Grace, God allowed Jesus to come in and pay the price so that we can be free of that burden of and live glorifying his name. But we need to rely on him! Not ourselves.

So next time you see yourself as a failure, remember, God loves to use those who fail. In fact, he makes it a point to use them. Look at Moses, David, Jonah, Peter, even Paul. They were failures on their own. God uses those who fail to show himself to his people. Lets face it we are all failures, but through Christ, we win!

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