THE FAILURE BAROMETER

— 2 Timothy 1:7

Though we were made by perfection, we inhabit an imperfect world and personally “own“ a multitude of flaws. We all can admit that moments and seasons of dysfunction, mistakes and mis-steps litter the story that is our lives. One blessing is that in spite of our flaws and shortcomings, God does not require perfection as a prerequisite to remain God-accessible and miracle-eligible,.

This truth enables us to walk through life confidently without anxiety or fear of failure.

In fact, God will often call us to take faith-steps in order to get from our “now“ to our “next“ where His destiny and promises await. Because fear and faith cannot occupy the same space at the same time, it is our trust and reliance on God that allows us to move forward even when our flesh would want us to stop or turn back.

True faith requires risk, and with risk, there is always the possibility of failure. Do not let the fear of failure paralyze your progress because the promises of God are attached to His power and purpose at work in and through every moment of your life.

Moments of failure are often your only indication that you are headed in God’s direction, because it is in and through failure that we are empowered to turn to and trust completely in a God who never fails and is always faithful.

Reverend Christopher T Conti, MD is the Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Pittsburgh, and a licensed emergency medicine physician, author and Christian life coach.