“An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by its own fullness, not by its reception.” – Harold Loukes
“There’s a difference between ‘failing’ and ‘failure.’ Failing is a natural possibility anytime someone does something, does anything. It doesn’t matter how great or how small the thing is – there’s always a chance we can fail. When we fail, and we will, a choice must be made. How a person responds to failing determines what happens next. If a person learns and grows, continuing forward on their journey, failing has been a temporary pit stop along the road to success. If a person refuses to learn and grow, giving up and stopping their journey, they take up permanent residence along the road to success, but never arrive. That is failure.” – Greg Taunt
“Living simply makes loving simple.” – Bell Hooks
“Losing and being a loser are two very different things. Everyone goes through the pain of losing at one time or another. We must remember that losing can be a powerful teacher, not an enjoyable teacher, but a powerful one. So, we choose to get up and keep going, hopefully a little smarter and a bit wiser. There’s no shame in that. As a matter of fact, that’s how we move towards success. We only become a loser when choose not to get up, not to learn, not to keep going. When we give up and quit, we’ve chosen to be a loser.” – Greg Taunt
“When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance that’s present, we experience heaven on earth.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” – Irving Berlin
“A faithful friend is a strong defense. And he that hath found such one hath found a treasure.”
“We all have infinitely more capacity than we believe. We also need to be champions of building capacity in others, including our children, friends, family, co-workers, and employees. No one should be living up to less than their full potential. Start by having high expectations for yourself. As you build your capacity, you will naturally inspire the same behavior in others, multiplying your impact. Remember, great leaders don’t create followers. They create more leaders. Stop underachieving. Hold yourself and others accountable, and commit to living your life to your full potential. It’s time to elevate!” – Robert Glazer
The next time you feel like God can’t use you, remember the following people:
- NOAH was a drunk.
- ABRAHAM was too old.
- ISAAC was a daydreamer.
- JACOB was a liar.
- LEAH was ugly.
- JOSEPH was abused.
- MOSES couldn’t talk.
- GIDEON was afraid.
- SAMPSON had long hair & was a womanizer.
- RAHAB was a prostitute.
- JEREMIAH and TIMOTHY were too young.
- DAVID had an affair & was a murderer.
- ELIJAH was suicidal.
- ISAIAH preached naked.
- JONAH ran from God.
- NAOMI was a widow.
- JOB went bankrupt.
- JOHN the Baptist ate bugs.
- PETER denied Christ.
- The Disciples fell asleep while praying.
- MARTHA worried about everything.
- MARY MAGDALENE was demon possessed.
- The SAMARITAN WOMAN was divorced… more than once!!
- ZACCHEUS was too small.
- PAUL was too religious.
- TIMOTHY had an ulcer.
- AND LAZARUS WAS DEAD!!!!
Yep, God can use me and you.
“Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who try.” – Nishan Panwar