afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Ever heard of Kentucky Fried Chicken®? You’ve probably already eaten their chicken just a few weeks ago. The man behind KFC is super famous for his great smile on every single KFC restaurant around the world. Ever seen the movie The Lion King™ or how about Toy Story™? Walt Disney changed the face of modern entertainment thanks to his imagination and incredible story-telling. Or how maybe you have heard of the equation E=MC² and the theory of relativity? Modern physics and quantum physics can be accredited to the genius and brilliance of the German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein. And there’s no way that you have never heard of Harry Potter™? That’s because J.K. Rowling wrote the classic story of the boy witch starting from a book and finally becoming into a full length movie series in Hollywood.
What do all of these people have in common? They all have experienced failures. Colonel Sanders or the late Harland David Sanders was rejected by more than 1,000 restaurants of his secret chicken recipe. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas” and all of his businesses failed. Albert Einstein didn’t speak until the age of four and didn’t read until the age of seven – considered by his teachers as slow and mentally handicapped. J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter when she was depressed from a recent divorce, extremely poor and was trying to raise a child on her own.
Peter also failed… in fact three times he denied Jesus. But watch what happened to Peter after he got up from his failure and preached the Gospel to a whole crowd where three thousand people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Failure is not the end. It is the first step to success. Did you ever failed in life? It is not too late. It is only the beginning of God’s grace in your life.
― Thomas A. Edison
“Father, thank you for the assurance that failure is not the end. Help me to rise again in You Lord and allow me to witness Your powerful hand at work in my life. Amen.”
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