Failing? Get up and Try again (Part 1)

 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand
Psalm 37:23-224
I decided to sit in the mall to do this first part of this series here. I recall incidents that made me look back and smile. Have you had times where you wish things would just go the way you want them? Many a times they don’t turn out as planned.

Have you had several failed attempts at a project?

Or have you recently failed in completing tasks you set out to do?

Are you succumbing to that failure?

I have recorded some not too successful tasks as well. I know how hurtful it is.
Do you know God had a Master plan? He beat my plans and gave me something BIGGER than I expected. Don’t let your recent setbacks hold you down. Don’t beat yourself up when you are down, dust your clothes get up and move on.
Remember, God Has A  Master Plan For Your Life.
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
Lord Jesus, you have a master plan for my life and you are cleverly guiding me to your will.  
Have you had such failed attempts? How did you overcome? Please share in the comments section below.

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Nikki R. February 1, 2015 - 1:57 am

That's a great thing to remember. At 25, I was jobless, basically homeless, and having a life crisis because that was not where I wanted to be by the time I was a quarter of a century. Because of medical problems from mold in my home and workplace, I had to leave work and move out but was too sick to do much of anything. Looking back, I can see God's hand in it and how things worked out because of that situation, even though it wasn't what I wanted at the time.

IFEOMA SAMUEL February 1, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Hello Nikki, Thank you so much for sharing your story here. Every of these situations remind us how human we are. It also encourages us to rely on God's Master plan.
God Bless Nikki I hope you read the rest of the series.

Heather February 4, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Ifeoma, first off, thanks for your reply to my comment at Christian Mom Thoughts. I was delighted to see it because I have recently checked out your blog and enjoy it. 🙂

As far as failing, I feel it is has the theme of my life. Either I do 'fail' (such as spending years writing things that no one I personally know wants to read) or I fear I will fail. This has led to a lot of emotional and spiritual struggle, blogged about at

But what I am learning through it all is to be content in the pain, to let God be God and do what He wills, to accept His right to 'give or take away', to praise Him regardless, to be concerned with faithfulness and obedience and let Him be concerned with the results of my obedience, and to focus on the blessings and the things that I have instead of the things I do not have. A journey through failing is a humbling journey, but a good one because it grows your faith in a way that success cannot. God bless.

IFEOMA SAMUEL February 4, 2015 - 7:22 pm

I totally agree with the "humbling journey" of falling. Yes, you grow your faith. It will be hard but you will overcome at the end. This is what God has promised us in His Word.

As you rely on God, each day at a time, you will learn to surrender to His Will. Don't Give up on Him.

Thank you for visiting my blog I am most delighted. I have also gone over to read your blog. I really like "250 questions to ask God" It was a thoughtful article.

I hope to see more of you!

God's Blessings to you.


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