We can picture courage like a mighty warrior, sword raised high. But I’ve found courage is often more like a scrappy kid with skinned knees and dirt under her fingernails who just won’t quit.
None of us get it right the first time. Most of us don’t get it right the tenth. Maybe not even the hundredth. This isn’t being a failure, it’s being human.
We believe we have to win every time, but what matters is that we don’t give up.
We think God is calling the flawless, instead He’s calling the faithful.
We strive for perfection, yet what makes life magic is growth and connection.
I’m thinking about all of this because I had a setback last week in an area where I’d made progress. Can anyone else relate?
Years ago this kind of mistake would have defeated me. But I’ve slowly learned setbacks aren’t the real threat. No, the real danger is that my setback will lead me to set down…
Set down my hope.
Set down my goals.
Set down the belief that tomorrow can be better.
I don’t want to do that today. So I’m choosing courage, the scrappy kind with skinned knees and dirt under her fingernails who just won’t quit. I’m going to try again.
4 Steps to Trying Again
1) Acknowledge that things didn’t go the way you hoped.
2) Recognize any lies you’re believing (“I’m a failure”).
3) Replace those lies with truth (“I just haven’t figured it out yet”).
4) Ask God for help and try again.
Cheering You On,
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