How often do you feel like a failure? If I was honest with myself, its most everyday. When my kids aren’t behaving properly, I’ve failed. When my house looks like WW3, I’ve failed. When my business hasn’t grown like I feel it should, I’ve failed. I was too busy to read my Bible this morning, I’ve failed. The kids got in bed too late last night, I’ve failed. I haven’t shaved my legs in…I forget…I’ve failed.
Its like this hopeless mantra that repeats over and over and over. I judge myself so hard on all these external things and its a dead end road.
Quite frankly, I’m tired of it! I’m not perfect, but if I continue to beat myself up for what I didn’t do, what I’m not then I completely miss what I did do, and what I am, and most importantly who Jesus is and what He did!
If a runner keeps constantly looking back and stopping every time they step wrong, will they ever get where they are going?
So, my goal for this week is to take an honest assessment of where I’m at. Yeah, I’ll blow it again (maybe today again…) but I’m going to get back up and forget those things that are behind me and press forward to my goal. That sounds really familiar. Maybe Paul had the same problem with feeling like a failure. I guess I’m in good company!
What about you? Do you struggle with that at all?