How do you respond when faced with a setback? How do you respond to failure?
If you are not careful you can draw the wrong conclusions from them. I am much better at this now,
but there was a time I used to draw the wrong conclusions a lot. The doubts caused by the failures and setbacks
wreaked havoc in me. The obvious response was to project all those negative emotions to the rest of my
life which was downright destructive.
There is a way to respond to setbacks and failures. Tearing yourself down because you failed is not the
way. It’s important to see failures and setbacks as “isolated incidents” Don’t let the doubts and other
negative emotions bleed into the rest of your life. You can grow after a fall, after a setback but make sure that’s
what’s happening. I am reminded of a quote that perfectly portrays what
I am talking about;
“Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your three other tires because you
got a flat.” – author unknown
That is so true. We need to learn to draw the right conclusions from our setbacks. A setback doesn’t mean
we are failures. We failed yes, but we can get back up. We have another chance to try again.
Don’t let your setbacks and failures define what your tomorrow will be like. Don’t let them define what your
life will be like.
Remember to view them as “isolated incidents”. The Lord will lift you up when you fall.
He is more than able to turn around any situation no matter how bad. Look to Him when
faced with setbacks. Call on Him when you fall.
Bless you friends…..