Well, I blew it, y’all. I had a really good streak going on this NO COMPLAIN NOVEMBER thing and on Saturday, I blew it over, of all things…a hotdog. I may or may not have also blown it again later that day watching football. Ok, I did. I tried to tell a friend that I was simply “encouraging with authority” (ha!), but truth be told, I was not happy with the way my team was playing and I started complaining…as though it might help. (smh)
You might think that I’d have picked something more important to break my streak about than a hotdog and football game, but as our interim pastor said yesterday, “It isn’t the big things that will get you, but the little ones.” Was he ever right!
Also over the weekend, I found myself “rehearsing the bad” for a moment…again. Each time I failed, I was caught almost immediately by my sweet husband and encouraged to start over.
I’m sharing this because I wanted to make sure you knew you weren’t alone. We all fail at something. The most important things to remember, however, are that we get to start over every time and that we should continue to encourage others along the way.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
Happy Monday, y’all! Failure isn’t fatal. It’s time to start over. It’s time to encourage those around us and make a renewed effort to become a person of influence for good…and for God.
Grace and Peace!