Weekend Wisdom: Must Not Fail

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures.

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Yesterday, the topic for WordPress’ Daily Post was “Must Not Fail.” I decided to include it in today’s Weekend Wisdom instead of bumping Jeremiah.

My “Must Not Fail” 

I must not fail at keeping my house. Now that I am back in the unemployment line, losing the house is a real possibility. I will not lose it before February 2016 but after that, if there is no steady employment paying a wage where I can pay the mortgage and other bills  – then it is Gone With The Wind.

Part Time & Seasonal 

The bank will not refinance the loan with me making $10.00 per hour at a part time or seasonal job. They will not refinance it even if I am making $10.00 per hour at a full time job.

Rent is not an option as rent in my area is the same or more than my mortgage payment.

As you can see…I must not fail.

I will not fail because God is on my side.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

New Day 

It is a new day and therefore a fresh start in life. Now God and I will seize the day and work on preventing me from failing to achieve my goal.

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

Lamentations 3:22-24

sunrise

“A New Day Dawns”

3 comments

  • You will not fail, Michele. You are made of stern stuff; God’s stuff.

    I will, if I may, share two thoughts – first, from the film “Lone Survivor”, one of my favourites –

    “Always find an excuse to win…you are never out of the fight.”

    Next, a short poem by Henry Lee –

    I see no gleam of vict’ry alluring,
    no hope of splendid booty or of gain.
    If I endure, I must go on enduring,
    and my sole reward for bearing pain…is pain.
    Yet though the thrill, the zest, and the hope are gone
    something within me keeps me fighting on.

    God bless, dear, brave Michele.

    • Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement Andrew. I will have to rent “Lone Survivor” as I never heard of it. Will also check out more of Henry Lee’s poetry.

      • Michele, sorry it took me awhile to get back here…it has been quite a day. It really, really hurt.

        You can find Henry Lee’s poetry, and a description of how it came to be, here –

        http://leogrin.com/CimmerianBlog/who-would-survive-must-learn-a-savage-tongue/

        “Lone Survivor” is the story of how Marcus Luttrell survived Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. It’s both heartbreaking and inspiring; please rent it. Please!

        A lot of harsh language, but look past that; the language is simply the reality of life in that milieu.

        Too ill to say more now. I am praying for you, brave heart.