Dear Parent,”My great concern is not that you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” You know who said that? This man lost his job, buried his fiancee’, and was defeated in eight different political elections. This great man was Abraham Lincoln.
Why does failure scare us so? Especially as parents. It is the contentment with failure that should terrify us. We must teach our teens that failure is a reason not to quit but to keep trying. It doesn’t define us, but it can direct us.
As a parent, we love to see our children succeed in anything they do. But ask yourself this question. When did you draw closer to God? When could you hear His voice just a little clearer? Defeat isn’t bad. It’s what we do with it that counts.
Here’s a 3 minute and 56 second video that will encourage you to push past failure… http://vimeo.com/parentministry/review/73048852/8a166e88ad
Walking this journey with you,