“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
Life is full of highs and lows. The highs of successes are easy to handle, but the lows of failures seem to stick around forever.
It’s important to remember that God’s ways are not necessarily our ways. Unless you learn to see failure from God’s point of view, you may become discouraged and defeated. Often we learn valuable lessons from our failures and are strengthened by the challenge. God has a purpose for your life and desires for you to be successful in your personal relationship with him.
Through God’s grace, you have the ability to forget your failures and put your past behind you. You are free to walk forward in the light of Christ’s love!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
Your habits characterize your character. If you are a Christian, your calling is to be clothed in the habit of Christ, with the result that your character actually reflects His character.