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"COPING WITH LIFE"
May 24, 1987
The person who succeeds is not the one who holds back fearing failure, nor
the one who fails . . . but rather the one who moves on inspite of failure.
Lowell said, "not failure, but low aim, is a crime."
Great accomplishments are often attempted but only occasionally reached.
What is failure? Failure is to fall short of a goal or success!
I. FAILURE: ONE BIG PROBLEM
The one single reason many persons do not succeed in life is that they are afraid to fail.
Failure makes us feel like losers, think low of ourselves and makes us vulnerable to the
attack of others.
II. FAILURE: SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.
1. Is my marriage going to work?
2. Is this business deal going to come through?
3. Is my business going to make it?
4. Is this friendship going to survive?
5. What are others going to think about it if I fail?
6. What if I fail after this commitment to Christ?
If you can't live up to it, don't commit.
ILLUSTRATION: 32-3-2 Football Team (AA)
AAA 3-6-1 and 2-8
I learned more about football when I was winning, but I learned more
about life when I am losing.
To fail doesn't mean you surrender by throwing in the towel.
Licking your wounds of failure will only generate defeat and bitterness.
III. FAILURE: IS THERE A WORD ABOUT IT IN THE BIBLE?
1. Joshua 6-7
2. 1 Samuel 17:1-50
3. Luke ...
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