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Friday, July 01, 2011

I've been thinking a lot about screwing up and failure over the past few weeks and i was looking for something and ran across an old sermon that i had taken notes on....... and this is what i found.

Notes from sunday morning...   (singing “How great thou art”)
What are we looking at................................  the problem or the Person of Jesus.
Numbers 13: 25-33
surveying the land.......   (Giant’s) 
Caleb means Bulldog- tenacity! 
“Failing Forward”
Failing backwards:
Insulating yourself from failure.

-Blaming others
Repeating the Same mistakes
expecting to continually fail
accepting traditions blindly
being limited by past mistakes
thinking i am a failure
  • quitting
                    Make all the mistakes you want, just do them once.
Failing Forward:
-taking responsibility
-learning from each mistakes
-knowing failure is a part of progress
-maintaing a positive attitude
-challenging outdated assumptions
-taking new risks
-believing something didn’t work
-persevering
(moses did you bring us out of Egypt just so we could die)
They couldn’t go into the promise land unless it was complete faith in God.
40 years, water, manna, shoes didn’t wear out.   They learned to know who God was- so it was easier to trust.
Seven things that failure is Not...........
(to err is human - to forgive is divine)
  1. people think failure is avoidable- it’s not.
  2. People think failure is an event- it’s not.
  3. People think failure is objective-it’s not.
  4. People think that Failure is the enemy- it’s not.
  5. People think failure is irreversible- it’s not
  6. People think failure is a stigma- it’s not.
  7. People think failure is final!- it’s NOT.
Caleb said give me the hill country- because it was the hardest space..... @ 80....... still was a fighter.
the challenge- the question is not.....
Will i make mistakes or will i fail-  but
“what will you do after you make mistakes and after you fail.”
Proverbs 24:16
For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again...........
Psalms 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Thak you I never look at it all quite like this alsomw:) Rose

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