I remember hearing my college pastor say, “Falling isn’t failing unless you don’t get up.” His point: we all fall on our faces at times, but you’re not a failure unless you stay down. So if you’re “down” – GET UP! God never promises to make you successful in everything you do, but He does promise to be with you and to “bear fruit” through you when you’re obedient… and sometimes the best “fruit” God bears is through others seeing how we handle our so-called failures.
Don’t let your past define who you are. So you’ve failed a few times. So you’ve neglected to follow through on commitments and promises you made. So the last few relationships you were in didn’t turn out how you hoped. That doesn’t mean that’s how it will always be…
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Check out this video and imagine how history would be different if these people gave up because they failed: