"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he
Many years ago, in much younger days, I used to work
in construction. On a construction site in which I was
in charge I made what to me was a whopping error and
was scared to death to tell my boss.
me when I did tell him, he simply said, "Dick, the man
who never made a mistake never made anything!"
What a relief it was to know my "error" was forgiven!
Then we set about to correct my mistake.
I think it was Robert Schuller who said, "A high
jumper never knows how high he can jump until he
reaches a failure point." That's a good point, for we
too will never know how high we can reach in
fulfilling our personal goals until we also reach a
In fact, we probably learn a lot more through our
failures than we do through our successes.
important thing when we fail is to get up, learn from
our mistake, and go on to achieve better things.
another has said, "Not failure, but low aim is crime."
I appreciate the words of the poet who said,
I would rather stumble a thousand times
Attempting to reach a goal,
Than to sit in a crowd
In my weather-proof shroud,
A shriveled and self-satisfied soul.
I would rather be doing and daring
All of my error-filled days,
Than watching and waiting, and dying
Snug in my perfect ways.
I would rather wonder and blunder,
Stumbling blindly ahead,
Than for safety's sake
Lest I make a mistake
Be sure, be safe, be dead.
A special thanks to Brother Stu for use of
writings. God Bless my
Brother-In-Christ. You may email
Brother Stu to thank him.