I just have something to say to myself real fast.
When you feel like a failure because you’re not good at cards or parkour or video games or comebacks, stop. Dunk your head in water or something and wake up and remember:
“Our greatest fear should be not of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” -Francis Chan
And I have something to say to you now. You fail at stuff sometimes. Forget it. Move on. Sometimes it’s more dangerous to succeed. Guess who Jesus said will inherit the earth? The skilled? The talented? The popular?
The meek. The meek shall inherit the earth.
And in 1 Corinthians 13, is love described as clever? important? game-winning? Nope.
Love is kind. Love does not envy or boast. Love is not arrogant or rude. When you lose, you don’t have much of a chance to become arrogant. Oh, but when you win, you do. So which is worse: losing or arrogance?
God seems to have a lot more approval for the former.
Note to self:
if you stand, take heed lest you fall.
if you win, shut up.
if you lose, laugh.
let another man praise you and not your own lips.
if you succeed, give thanks.
if you fail, give thanks.
give a lot of thanks.