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Proverbs 3:1-6

There once was a jockey who lost his first race and felt humiliated. But he did not give up. In fact, he lost his next 250 races before he enjoyed his first victory. His name? Eddie Arcaro and he became one of the most famous jockeys of his day. 

There once was a baseball player who struck out 1,330 times. But he is not remembered for striking out. He is remembered for being one of the greatest home run hitters of all time. His name? Babe Ruth, a true legend in the history of “the game.” 

There once was a man who failed 99 times while doing the same experiment before it turned out right. But he is not remembered for his failures. Thomas Edison is remembered for being one of the world’s greatest inventors. He is credited with 1,093 patents and his famous “trial and error” or “Edisonian Approach” to research: work until “you get the results you are seeking.” 

Failure need not be fatal. It can be an essential part of our learning process and lead us to ultimately discover the plan that God has in store for each of us. 

There was a man who abandoned his Lord. He often spoke without thinking, was brash and impulsive, turned his back on Jesus at His trial, and denied Him three times. Yet, he became the recognized leader among the disciples, was one of the “inner three,” a remarkable preacher and writer, and became one of the greatest voices of the Gospel Message. His name? Peter!  

Prayer:  We are grateful, Lord, that You will not give up on us as long as we stay close to You and seek Your will for our lives. May we always do our best for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not trust in your own understanding. Agree with Him in all your ways, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:1-6 

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There once was a jockey who lost his first race and felt humiliated. But he did not give up. In fact, he lost his next 250 races before he enjoyed victory. His name? Eddie Arcaro and he became one of the most famous jockeys of his day.
There once was a baseball player who struck out 1,330 times. But he is not remembered for striking out. He is remembered for being one of the greatest home run hitters of all time. His name? Babe Ruth, a true legend in the history of “the game.”
There once was a man who once failed 99 times while doing the same experiment before it turned out right. But he is not remembered for his failures. Thomas Edison is remembered for being one of the world’s greatest inventors and is credited with 1,093 patents and his famous “trial and error” or Edisonian Approach to research: work until “you get the results you are seeking.”
Failure need not be fatal. It can be an important part of our learning process and lead us to ultimately discover the plan that God has in store for each of us.
There once was a man who denied his Lord. He often spoke without thinking, was brash and impulsive, turned his back on Jesus at His trial and even denied Him three times. Yet, he became the recognized leader among the disciples, was one of the “inner three” and became one of the greatest voices of the Gospel Message.
Prayer: We are grateful, Lord, that You will not give up on us as long as we stay close to You and seek Your will for our lives. May we never do less than our best for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 3:1-6 My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.
There once was a jockey who lost his first race and felt humiliated. But he did not give up. In fact, he lost his next 250 races before he enjoyed victory. His name? Eddie Arcaro and he became one of the most famous jockeys of his day.

There once was a baseball player who struck out 1,330 times. But he is not remembered for striking out. He is remembered for being one of the greatest home run hitters of all time. His name? Babe Ruth, a true legend in the history of “the game.”

There once was a man who once failed 99 times while doing the same experiment before it turned out right. But he is not remembered for his failures. Thomas Edison is remembered for being one of the world’s greatest inventors and is credited with 1,093 patents and his famous “trial and error” or Edisonian Approach to research: work until “you get the results you are seeking.”

Failure need not be fatal. It can be an important part of our learning process and lead us to ultimately discover the plan that God has in store for each of us.

There once was a man who denied his Lord. He often spoke without thinking, was brash and impulsive, turned his back on Jesus at His trial and even denied Him three times. Yet, he became the recognized leader among the disciples, was one of the “inner three” and became one of the greatest voices of the Gospel Message.

Prayer: We are grateful, Lord, that You will not give up on us as long as we stay close to You and seek Your will for our lives. May we never do less than our best for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Proverbs 3:1-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
It is not unusual for a jockey to lose his first race. But it is unusual for a jockey to continue to lose and not give up. Few people remember how many races Eddie Arcaro lost. He is remembered as the most famous jockey of his day.

There was a baseball player who struck out one thousand, three hundred and thirty times. But he kept swinging and also refused to give up. Today, when we mention home run hitters, the name Babe Ruth comes to mind and he is remembered for the number of home runs that he hit.

One individual failed ninety-nine times on one experiment. Eventually it worked. We do not remember Thomas Edison for what he did not accomplish, but for what he did accomplish. Today he is recognized as one of the greatest inventors the world has ever known.

Failure does not have to be fatal. It can always be used as a step to success. We must keep praying and pushing, trusting and trying. “Put God first,” says the Bible, and “He will crown your efforts with success.”

Prayer: Father, we are always tempted to take the easy way out and accept defeat. Your Word assures us that You will reward us if we look to You, honor You and use the talents You have given to us to bring glory to You: in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Proverbs 3:1-6