Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.— Zig Ziglar
You have failed at something.
Maybe you have had a hard time financially. You might have been fired at some point. Perhaps you have failed in some relationship. Some sin may have destroyed your life and you don’t think you can overcome it.
Stop right now.
You have a choice.
No, you can’t always choose the circumstances you are facing. However, you can choose how you will react and deal with it.
Are you going to let this obstacle or setback teach you something? Or are you going to let it bury you?
Will you live because of your failure? Or will you die?
The apostle Paul realized that his life before the Damascus Road was a failure. Sure, he was a Hebrew of the Hebrews. He was of the tribe of Benjamin and a Pharisee, zealous and based his righteousness on the Law.
What did he consider all of that after his conversion?
Loss for the sake of Christ.
In other words, it was all useless.
His life was a failure before he met Christ.
He could have wallowed in that failure. Instead, he let it catapult him in his relationship with Christ. He let his failure be his teacher and not his undertaker.
How have you let failure teach you? What have you learned from failure?