You are not a failure.

Noah built an ark.

Moses wandered in the desert.

Jesus hung on the cross.

And some of those who watched shook their heads and muttered words like “failure” and “fool.”

Little did they know.

Have you stepped out in faith and wondered why you feel like a fool? Have you come across failure like a roadblock in your path? Keep going. Instead of fleeing from the feeling of being foolish, lean into it.

King David did this when the Ark of God entered Jerusalem. He danced in joy, with lots of abandon, and little clothing all in front of the people. His wife scolded him for what she saw as inappropriate behavior for a person of his position. I love his response: “Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes!” (2 Samuel 6:22)

Where most of us would apologize and try to defend ourselves, David essentially says: “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” He realizes that defending his honor is not his job and that God gets the most glory when we humble ourselves.

Let’s never give up, give in, compromise, or quit. We’re going to make it. And it’s going to make us . . . not into fools, not into failures, but into victorious followers.


The words above are from Opening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream: 40 Days of Encouragement for Your Heart. Do you have a God-sized dream? Today on More than Small Talk, we’re talking about our dreams — and we’d love to hear yours! Listen in and then share with us in our MTST Facebook group.

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I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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