Philippians 4:13

"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

I think everyone has their own thoughts and opinions when it comes to the concept of failure. I know many people who are so afraid of failure that they don't even give themselves the opportunity to try. The thing is, failure shouldn't mean you should give up. Failure is something so much more and I think it should be given the credit that it deserves. 

Failure means growth. Failure means strength and maturity and perseverance. Failure means you put yourself out there and you gave it everything you had and maybe it didn't work out how you had hoped but you learned something valuable because of it. Failure doesn't mean that we should stop trying, because believe me, I've been there. It's hard to be vulnerable and face rejection whether it's in relationships, work, or any sort of hobby you might have. I've felt failure to my absolute core, failure when I felt like I just couldn't get myself back up after the punch. I've locked myself at home for 3 days straight just because I felt like I didn't have the energy to reevaluate and start again. 

But do you wanna know something cool?

You always have the energy to reevaluate and start again. You were born with it. It's always been inside of you and it's always just sitting there waiting for the chance to be used. The only choice you have to make is whether or not you want to use it. Understand that you can push yourself to your absolute limits and after that, you can keep pushing some more. It's in your nature. Don't get caught up in the idea that failure is a rut that you've been stuck in and can't crawl out of. 

Your failure is your only motivation to finally allow yourself to break out of your comfort zone and discover what you can do when you embrace your God-given energy and redefine your strengths.  Your failure is what grants you permission to press on. Your failure is your secret hidden talent that everyone would just so easily underestimate.

Keep your failures close to your heart and pay attention to the lessons as they happen. Keep on putting yourself out there and failing hard and often because eventually you're going to get what you want. Eventually, you're going to fail so many times that your mind will be stronger, your skills will be sharper, your light will only shine brighter, and you'll finally be ready to receive the opportunity that God has planned for you.