“The worth of a man must be measured by his life, not by his failure under a singular and peculiar trial. Peter the apostle, through forewarned, thrice denied his Master on the first alarm of danger; yet that Master, who knew his nature in its strength and in its infirmity, chose him.” – J.A. Froude
Having one of those days where one thing goes wrong, then another, and the cumulative effects of these errors make everything feel heavier that it is. It makes you wonder if you’re good enough for anything. And the weight of tomorrow – where you have to go and fix everything, apologize, and double the effort to ensure your team that it’s fine – seems heavier than you can bear.
Quotes calm me. Usually by taking the focus off myself and seeing that wiser people in the past have gone through something similar, and I can now glean this wisdom. So I did a google search. But it didn’t help. Most quotes tell you that disappointments are expected. That failure is a given. That mistakes should be accepted – celebrated, even – because it’s what you need on the road of success. And YOU are the solution to all your problems. And people who don’t appreciate/celebrate your mistakes aren’t worth your time, actually.
My dear friends. Can we blame anyone who does not have access to the Bible if they act the way they do with politics and desires to impress men or take sides if this is all they know? And worse. Do we do the same?
So often I think if I didn’t have the Bible as a guide, how lost I would be!
I can’t phrase a proper answer, but these passages helped me. I hope they help you, too.
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. |James 3:2
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. | James 3:17-18
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. | Joshua 1:9
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! | 1 Corinthians 10:12
In the end, we answer to God and not men.
Whichever way you choose to fix the problem, I hope you do it in a way that pleases God.
Some thoughts: Is it honest? Or is it prideful? Does it harm someone else (e.g. bad-mouthing, would you speak like you did if all parties involved were present) in the process? Your testimony in this: Could it be used to lead someone to Christ? Does it show the love that God wants?
Much to learn.