Great News for Failures and Losers

Why is this funny?
I mean, it is hilarious, but why?

Nobody wants to be a loser. Everyone wants to be a winner. 

Problem is, everyone can’t win. And truth is, everyone fails. 
And when we fail, we are tempted to focus on ourselves above all else. Some of that is good to assess where you went wrong and learn from your failures. But what I’m talking about is looking at yourself and saying “what a failure, I’ll never make it, I’m no good, I’m awful.” Or as the classic song says “nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms.” Watch it here.
And if you’re quite honest with yourself, some of your failures can really be quite depressing. But you don’t have to rely on yourself to keep failure at bay. Romans 8:37 says No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (NLT)

Great News-

Your success isn’t predicated on your performance. 

Your performance can be stellar, but without Jesus Christ, you will ultimately fail. Your success is predicated on Jesus Christ. Because of His love, the sum total of your existence can be a success. And nothing can prevent that. Romans 8 says that nothing can ever separate us from His love. 

Hatchet Man to Born Again
 

Chuck Colson was one of the most powerful men in the world, working with President Nixon. Then he ended up in prison. He says this. “I had spent the 1st 40 years seeking the whole world, to the neglect of my soul. But what I couldn’t find in my quest for power and success—that is, true security and meaning—I discovered in prison, where all worldly props had been stripped away. And by God’s grace, I lost my life in order that I might find true life in Christ.”

             
 
His failure was his salvation. Moral and legal failure saved Chuck Colson, because he turned his eyes to Christ.

Chuck experienced in a very real way, Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 (ESV)

Everyone who has ever accomplished anything worth accomplishing  has failed. The good thing about failure, is that it puts us in the position to look in the only direction of strength and victory—up to Christ. 

Are you bowed down by life, marriage, kids, work, career, illness? Are you failing? Have you failed? Of course you have. And you will in the future. There is hope. Just look up, into the face of Christ. The lover of losers and failures and misfits and riff raff. He will carry you through.

Pastor David

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