It’s like I lost a bet.
A blogger who actually has a following presented a challenge that intrigued me. Among his other words of encouragement, Cristian Mihai said:
Punch the damn keys…Write the worst blog post ever. (Cristian Mihai)
Like a fool, like a wanna-be Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, I said:
Most of us aren’t comfortable with failure. Why is that?
It’s far better, far easier, far more popular to talk about successes.
When we meet someone for the first time, “What do you do for a living?” is a common question. The feeling of failure associated with being unemployed makes that an uncomfortable question.
Failure can stick it to us in relationships.
And in money, or rather, the lack of it.
Possessions can give us a force to be reckoned with. How big is your house? How new is your car? Where did you go on vacation last summer? What activities are your kids excelling in? Gotta put all those accomplishments on social media – it’s your online resume to the world that shows you are a success, not a failure.
God gives us so much more grace than we give ourselves.
We see our past; God sees our future.
We see just our mistakes; God sees our potential.
We see what’s gone wrong; God sees what can go right.
We see a mess; God sees a mission.
How do you see yourself today?