“Your Failures Have Purpose”

March 4, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Exodus 2: 11-17 |

None of us like to fail.  In fact, when we experience failure or fail at something we tend to want to cover it up or at least place blame on someone else. However, the reality is that all of us will experience failure in this life.  Yet, we live in a culture where we even try to prevent our children and youth from experiencing failure because we tend to associate failure with complete defeat. Therefore, we have participation trophies for all participants in youth sporting events, we have 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th place trophies so none lose. 
When we pull a page out of Moses' life, we see that his monumental failure doesn't mean complete defeat.  Moses' life wasn't over because of his failure to properly handle the physical confrontation between an Egyptian and an Israelite.  Moses may have blown that opportunity, but there were life lessons to be learned from his failure.  

We too can learn some powerful, poignant lessons from failure.  Yes, failures have a purpose. We can learn several things from our failures if we are open. We may learn that our vision needs to be expanded, while we also may experience growth and development from failing, and finally, we should learn to elevate our game as a result of failure.