Sunday, February 25, 2018
We failed with excellence
DRF—Many individuals and churches have the value of “excellence.” It seems that we often ‘fail with excellence.’ In Austin one year, I just didn’t fall off my bicycle, but I broke nine bones doing it. That is ‘failing with excellence.’ Accidents, mistakes and defeat are going to happen. Some fail because of valuing the wrong objectives. Some pseudo-wins are ‘pyrrhic victories.’ These victories cost so much that they are tantamount to failure.
Jesus says in Matthew 5:44-45: “But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Failure is going to rain down at some point in our lives. A good response to ‘failing with excellence’ is to see that God works in all things—to honor him on the sunny and rainy days.