JESUS gets us.
John 4:44 NLT
He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown.
John 4:48 NLT
Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”
“I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.”When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
(Video of Peter Fishing)
7 Myths of Failure
1. Failure is avoidable.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
2. Failure is an event.
3. Failure is objective.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
4. Failure is the the Enemy.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
5. Failure is irreversible.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
6. Failure is who I am.
1 Peter 2:8b-9
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
7. Failure is Final.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
What can we do to overcome failure?
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
Psalms 119:59-61 NLT
I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws. I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands. Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.
2. Be accountable.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
3. Shake it off.
Matthew 10:14 NLT
If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
4. Get back up.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
Proverbs 24:16a NLT
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.