January 18, 2008
Today, as I was re-organizing and dusting my room I stumbled upon a game I had misplaced a long while ago. I don't know what its called but basically you have to get six tiny, metal pellets into their holes. There are two levels and you can't let any pellets fall through the middle holes. Its tricky. But after several minutes of repeated failure I got it!:)
It reminds me of life. I know, I know ... sometimes I think too much. But bear with me a moment, won't you? :) As I struggled to get each pellet in its hole I thought about all the times I've struggled to get things right in my life. I don't always succeed. In fact... if I'm really honest I would say that I fail more times than I succeed. But I guess that's the only way to really learn sometimes.
The point is, that eventually, if we try enough times we finally get things right. Now I do realize that there are exceptions but in general not giving up pays off. Determination, perseverance, dedication... those are good qualities to nurture. And if you find this post at a time when you feel like all you do is fail, then I'm here to tell you that its okay. Fail as many times as you need to. Give yourself that freedom and don't hate yourself for it. Failure is one step closer to success. But hey, you don't have to take my word for it. The photo speaks for itself! :)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
~ Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV