Feb 27 2014

Find Your Point of Failure

You might think that failure is bad. 

You might try to live your life so safe that you never fail. 

What if you’re missing out by doing that? 

CrossFit has completely changed my attitude about failure. The goal of most CrossFit workouts (WOD’s) is to find your point of failure. 

We celebrate when someone works so hard they can’t possibly do one more pull-up or lift 5 more pounds, because that means they left nothing on the table. They found out how strong they are. 

If you found failure in your life, congratulations!  You have discovered how strong you are and where you need to improve.  

I fail everyday at CrossFit, but I go back the next day to try do better. When someone beats my score by one rep, I'm frustrated, but I do better and work harder the next time. 

I think that’s a lot like what God’s asks from us.  I haven’t found a verse yet that says “thou shalt be safe.”  I read a lot about not being afraid though. 

"Have I not commanded you, declares the Lord, to be strong and courageous for the Lord Your God goes with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9

Lord, help us to find our point of failure in living our lives for You. Let us leave nothing left on the table, so we can spend eternity with You knowing that we did everything we could to bring more of Your children with us. 

Feb 27 2014

Prayer for Confidence

Father, remind us today the way we react to the unexpected circumstances in our lives, affects the way others see You. When we face failure, health challenges, or an end to a relationship remind us that we don't have to freak out. We have You! 

You are the one that hung the moon, the one that provides peace that surpasses all understanding, and healer to the broken. You are on our side! You have armies of angels fighting on our behalf. Why are we afraid? 

For Your message to the oppressed says, "Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours." -Isaiah 6:6-7

Let us walk confidently through these challenges so we can show the lost and broken that there is hope for them too! Oh Father, help me to show my unsaved friends the secret to having confidence during calamity, YOU!

-In Jesus' name, Amen