Thursday, July 27, 2023

A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend that centered on accepting our human failures, and the reality that we don’t get all things right in life. About midway into our discussion, I thought of Lifeline #6, “Your faith will not fail.” Amazingly, I had just released that post the morning of that same day.

I found myself pausing to reflect on these two thoughts.

  1. Your faith will not fail.
  2. You will fail.

While the second thought may perhaps sound discouraging from the onset, I actually found comfort in those words. It reminded me that while I may fail me, my faith will not fail me. In simplicity, my God will not fail me. He actually is desiring to lift the pressure off of me and put it on Himself (Matthew 11:28, I Peter 5:7). 

What a relief! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

God wants our disappointments and failures to be the fuel that actually builds and propels our faith! You will learn to be okay with what you can’t do for you when you understand that Jesus is always working on your behalf. He has not, nor will He ever, fail you.

One of the sweetest lifelines I heard God speak to me this year was, “Lena, you’re still learning.” That’s actually how I thought I would title this post today, but God expanded what He was saying to me. If I could summarize those words for you and me, here’s what Holy Spirit said.

“You’re still learning. There will be moments when you will fail. That’s okay because I won’t (Psalm 73:26). Through Me you will have many victories! When you fall, I will help you get back up. (Psalm 37:24, Proverbs 24:16) Take the pressure off of you because your success is alive in Me. I’ll handle what you can’t (Psalm 55:22). I’ll make a way where you never could (Isaiah 43:18-19). You and I have a partnership (John 15:4). It is your FAITH [in Me] that I have prayed will not fail (Luke 22:31-32). Trust me to finish what I started (Hebrews 12:2).”

Friend, let me say this again, Jesus will not fail you.

Recently, I was reading Jeremiah 1 in the Amplified Bible. It’s in that chapter where we see God leading Jeremiah into his assignment. As I read the last verse, it ministered beautifully to my soul. Here’s what it says! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

They will fight against you, but they will not [ultimately] prevail over you, for I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 1:19

What really grabbed me was not only God’s transparency in telling Jeremiah he would be fought against, but also the inclusion of the word “ultimately” in this translation. Think about it. How many times have you gone through battles and it seems like you keep losing? Loss after loss. Trial after trial. Test after test. Failure after failure.

Look, I get it! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ‍๐Ÿ’จ I may not walk in your shoes, but I’ll give you one of my favorite phrases. We may not all have the same circumstances, but we have the same instruction manual and there is one great God.

Just as God was transparent with Jeremiah, I believe He’s also being transparent with you and me today. We’re going to go through some things. We will have our share of failures in life (not that we’re out here aiming to fail ๐Ÿ˜†). But…

Ultimately, victory belongs to Jesus. Therefore, it belongs to the sons and daughters of God. If you’re in that number say, “That’s me! Victory belongs to me!” ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ‍♀️

WITH GOD, you will not ultimately fail (Jude 1:24-25). And when it’s all said and done, it is my prayer that we will SEE God’s complete purpose and plan made manifest on Earth as it is in Heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen!


Lena ๐Ÿ’›

p.s. Check out Jeremiah 1:19 NLT. Interestingly, that translation uses the word “fail.” As you walk with God, the word “fail” will turn in the direction of those who come against you. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

p.p.s. Please know I am not speaking failure over you AT ALL! ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพ‍♀️ From a very basic view, I just want you to know “You (void of Jesus) will fail.” We can’t see the wins (those that are truly worth it) without Him. This journey is not a solo ride. God is taking the pressure off of you today. Trust Him. It’s celebration season! ๐Ÿฅณ ...Oh, and if you aren’t already, subscribe to my YouTube channel as I’m sharing more teaching videos there,!

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