the battle has been won
Psalm 138: 14-16
I praise you, for I am wonderfully made. Wonderful are you woks; my soul knows it very well./ My frame was no hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of he earth./ Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days hat were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Yesterday I missed a deadline for one of my finals, and got another one of my final proposals rejected—utter failure. As I was wondering if I was going to graduate, I felt the enemy tempting me to scorn the mind and life that God gave me. Easily in moments of failure I am inclined to be hard on myself and want to be something more, but I realize that in doing so, many times, I shorten the wonderful creation that God has made me to be.
Even in the midst of failure, I will have faith. It is not the works that define me, but all I do is for the glory of God. Thus, failure is but only an experience, and faith is an eternal state of worship to my Lord and Creator, who has made me, and my brothers and sisters, in the image of him, a beauty and complexity that far surpasses any metric of success in this world.
I’m not scared to fail anymore because I’ve already won.