Let’s face it. Life isn’t easy. Try as we might to do everything right in life, we all come face to face with hardships. We all face challenges and setbacks. We all suffer heartache, disappointment, and even outright personal failure. It’s just how life is. No one is immune to it. No one. Whether it is our own fault or the fault of someone else, things like these happen – to everyone. The longer you live, the more you will experience them. Are you still with me?
Welcome. My name is David Ward and I know a little about this kind of stuff – first hand. Yes, I know. It’s not cool to admit weakness, failure, hardship, or that we feel overwhelmed and uncertain about our lives. This is especially in today’s ‘self-love’, ‘fake it until you make it’ culture. But let’s be real for a moment. Who hasn’t blown it at some time in their life? The person who says they haven’t made mistakes or had errors in judgment is living in self-deception.
For me personally, I’ve had my share of disappointments and betrayals in relationships. I’ve experienced setbacks and failures in business. In my opinion, I have had more of these than most people. And, before I go any further, I have a confession to make. Most of these things – these experiences in my life which have had a negative impact on my life – have been mostly the result of my own doing. Yep. I can’t blame anyone but myself for most of the struggles or failures I have experienced in life.
I’ve failed or fallen short in all of the most important things in life – in relationships, marriage, parenting, and business – take your pick. I have blown it royally and fallen short of what I know God has intended for my life. And, like many of you who are reading this, I have my share of critics, skeptics, and naysayers. I have my share of practical enemies. How about you? Have you lived long enough to fail, fall short, or to let yourself or others down?
The Good News
The good news is that personal failure in life is rarely fatal. While there may be consequences to our mistakes, stupidity, or outright sin, life doesn’t end just because we’ve made a mess of our lives. There is always light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
No matter how unbearable life may get, no matter how discouraged you may become in accomplishing your goals, no matter how much your faith may falter while pursuing your dreams, and, no matter how hopeless you think your situation is, THERE IS HOPE and you CAN have the best in life that you were meant to have. You CAN experience spiritual, emotional, physical and financial success! Believe it.