Read James 1:2-8
My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.
-James 1:2-3 (TEV)
WITH two days remaining, I was frantically trying to finish an art project for an upcoming show. I was near completing it when a slip of my hand ruined the whole thing beyond repair. I was devastated, and I felt like a failure. I quit and said I wasn’t going to start again; it was too late.
The next morning when my husband said, “Try again,” I took that as a nudge from God. Reluctantly, I did. The results were remarkable, even better than the original!
I learned about failure through that event and others in my life since then. Failure when viewed with negative eyes is nothing more than failure. But when we trust and listen to God, failure can become an opportunity for a change filled with awesome possibilities.
Dear God, give us eyes to see possibilities even in our failures. Amen.
Every day is a new opportunity to create something worthwhile, with God’s help.
Mary Katherine Dial (South Carolina, U.S.A.)
Submitted by Richard