Here is an actual reality about life, we all fail from time to time—some more than others. Yet, most of us are terrified or worried about failure we still will fail despite how hard we may try to avoid it! How many times have we not stepped out in faith because we may or may not succeed? Countless! Our action of inactions is the non-movement of actual failure, but we don’t see it that way. We become stuck in the deep rut of paralysis of analysis. We are more worried about how things “might” turn out and therefore do nothing instead of trying to be “safe.” For your information, life is a risk. Ok, fine, you and I may not be great at everything we try. So what!?! Try it anyway. Have fun. Go on adventures of faith. Do something. Consider the great things God has prepared for you. God has something for you to do; “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)
Step up. Step out. Walk in faith! Don’t let the world tell you that you must be great at everything you do or keep doing everything you try for the rest of your life. Why? Because not everyone comes first in the race, at least when we try, we can say that we ran with all our worth. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly…” (1 Corinthians 9:24-26a) So, run with purpose and run to win. Who knows, you may just come in first. Our failures will never be wasted; they always serve as an opportunity to learn, grow and become stronger. We must never forget we serve the God who is the God of grace and second chances. For there is always a new day and a new race to run. Therefore, run Christian, run!