I read that quote on this blog, and it really helped me. I have failed so many times that I am ashamed. I have struggled alot in my life with failure because I am a perfectionist and want people to think I am perfect. (I know, I know, you already knew that I am not perfect!) The problem is that when I am so afraid of failing I won’t take risks or attempt great things for God.
Moving out of our house and meeting in the hotel was scary. It meant that maybe no one would come, we could lose people who used to meet with us, and many other things; but God undertook and has helped our church to grow as a result of the move. Every step of faith that I have taken for God has involved fear, the risk of failure, and sometimes the realisation of those fears, but every step I have taken for God that was according to His will He has been there to help me, to teach me, and to prove Himself strong. I never want to get to the point in my life where I am not willing to fail because that will be the moment I stop to grow, to learn, to attempt great things for God, and to have to cry out to God for help.
Pr 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again…
Mic 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.