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Topic: Failure (03/01/04)

TITLE: Failure
By carol elliott
03/02/04

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FAILURE


After owning my own business for the past three years, I knew I need to make a decision.. I felt I wasn’t accomplishing anything by keeping the business open. After seeking the Lord in prayer, I knew it was time to close the business.

My husband says to me quite often, “you wasted so much time and money.” Of course I disagree with what he says. God has given me a response, I simply say, “It was a learning experience.” I don’t feel that it was a wasted time by any means or as the world would put it, ‘I failed at business.”

God tells us to submit our ways to him, and I feel at times, even if we end up in a situation that seems impossible to us, God will always allow us to learn something as we go through the experience.

A child of God cannot have the word “failure” in his/her vocabulary. I’m convinced that every negative experience (failure) that we go through in life has a learning experience attached to it.

Failure is not in the Word, we are made over comers, which simply means to me that I will come out on top.

I think of Thomas Edison who tried numerous times at his invention before inventing electricity. Where would we be if he thought of himself as a failure?

Failure becomes failure, when we refuse to go on. God gives us the strength to pick your self up, dust your self off and keep right on going.


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Donna Anderson03/12/04
Your story is successful! :)
Kenny Paul Clarkson03/13/04
Carol,

I like the way you end your article; a wonderful conclusion. Failure is final until we give up. ☺