Last night I asked my husband what would he consider to be his "failure" and he shared, and I thought about it and I said. "Mine would be my emotions" I get so far and then I fall apart. I'm too dramatic. It is the biggest failure I have.
Then I thought about being programmed. I didn't grow up with this negative failure attitude. Somehow I was taught it. I was taught it by people who didn't understand who I was inside. People who were not like me. People who's DNA God wired differently and for a reason. People like you and me, who said, "ANGIE" you're too emotional. ANGIE, you think too much. ANGIE, your over analyzing. ANGIE, let it go. ANGIE, you are too dramatic. ANGIE....
Pretty soon, what we had here was a failure to communicate. All I started to hear was Angie, you are a failure, Angie you are a failure, Angie, you are a failure....and guess what, It was said so often, I believed it.
What is your name...the name you associate your perceived failure with? God knows you. He created you. He knows your DNA, He knows the truth about your emotions, your feelings, the reason you are wired as you are. You can trust that he knows what to say to you.
Our generation currently is going through an identity crisis. They are told who they should be or who they are, or they are labeled and you and I tell them so much it becomes normal. We tell them that they can win at anything without even competing, we set them up for the easy road and forget to tell them there will be bumps along the way that build character, or break your back depending on what your perspective is.
God would tell you that your name is "CHILD OF GOD", "OVERCOMER" "VICTORIOUS" "BELOVED" "REDEEMED" "SANCTIFIED". Then He would take you through a series of tests and He would hold you through them, keeping you safe and protected, even while you are going through the battle of your life, just to show you, you have what it takes and you got this!
His name is Jesus.