I press on toward the goal to win the prize.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of David? Is it his head-scratching character collapse; the blunder with Bathsheba? End of story? No! There are 150 psalms in your Bible; David wrote half of them. God said he was “a man after [his] own heart” (Acts 13:22).
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Peter? Is it his weak-kneed, triple denial of Jesus? End of story? No! Peter was the keynote speaker on Pentecost, and he wrote two of the letters in your New Testament. He refused to live out his life in the shadow of shame.
Their flubs were mid-story, not end-story.
So are yours.
The road to Victory almost always goes
through a valley called Failure.