This is a good question to start off a conversation with a friend or a stranger. For me, failure is something that we unconsciously do. It’s unintentional but it is meant to happen. It’s like serendipity but it’s for our best. I think failure occurs because there’s something we need to learn after the experience. But you were right that we have to nourish ourselves to be able to grow. Without these nourishments, we are nothing and everything is plain simple.
I totally agree “there’s something we need to learn after the experience.” There is ALWAYS a Lesson in Failure. I said in that Blog “People must be ‘Continuously Growing.’” “Continuously Growing” comes from “Learning Your Lessons.” In “God’s Process” (Posted at this Website) “Learning Your Lessons” is one way people Pass their Tests. Another way people Pass their Tests is by responding “Christ Like” in ALL situations. All is NOT just situations people like. Passing our Tests is how people Finish their Levels.
In God’s Process our Tests comes in threes, Test, Test after the test and the Seal. That is how our Tests are Applied, Established and Sealed. I also said in that Blog, “There is NO shame in Failure.” Failure and making the same mistake over and over again are two different things. People NOT “Learning Your Lessons” is why people keep making the same mistakes over and over again. When people are “Learning Your Lessons” they learned from the Mistake and is why they do not make that mistake again.
The “meant to happen” made me think of something else. I always hear people say “Everything happens for a reason.” I do not know where people get that from because that is not in the Bible. What is the “reason” behind a man died because someone drove drunk? What IS in the Bible:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Everything in this World falls into three categories, “God’s Process,” “Consequences of our Behavior” and “The world we live In.” Because of “The world we live In” people drive drunk. The “Consequences of our Behavior” is someone died because we drove drunk. That tragedy caused someone to start “Mothers Against Drunk Drivers,” which gave them an Act of Faith for “God’s Process.” That person could have done a different Act of Faith. That means there was no “reason” for a person to die.
I said in my “Do You Have Wisdom?” Blog, “Wrong and ‘not needed any longer’ are two different things.” “Not needed any longer” should have been the point the writer was making instead all of the things he said about people who still put “two spaces after a period.” I also said in that Blog, “I hope this Blog will Help the writer SEE himself.” God will show His Children themselves one way or another. It is better to be shown than to be TOLD by God on Judgment Day. The only people God will be talking to on Judgment Day is His Children He will NOT be spending Eternity with.
In that Blog I said, “Arrogance makes people not SEE themselves.” Pride is another thing that causes people not to SEE themselves. God Shows His Children themselves because sometimes that is the only way they will SEE themselves. David did not SEE himself and what he had done until God Shown him himself:
“And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.” (II Samuel 12:1-9)
God Showing His Children themselves is not for His benefit, but for our Benefit and after God Showed David himself was when he “Learning Your Lessons:”
“And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. (II Samuel 12:13)
Writing that Blog made me realize something I had not realized before. Nowadays people are using how they FEEL to determine Right and Wrong. Because someone FEELS something is Right does not make it Right. I had an abortion. I have never regretted having it or had any remorse about it. I even consider it one of my better decisions. I FEEL that way, but my abortion was WRONG. It was Wrong, Murder and playing God. How I FEEL does not change that. How I FEEL also does not change I had to get my abortion cancelled out or spend Eternity in Hell for it. Right is RIGHT and Wrong is WRONG no matter how people FEEL. Because of how I FEEL I am NOT pro-abortion either. No matter how I FEEL abortion is still WRONG.
“Learning Your Lessons” make people a “Winner” and this e-mail article, “5 Mental Skills of Winners” from “Very Well” will help people stay a “Winner,” which states:
Whether on the baseball diamond, the stage, or on the trading floor, there are certain psychological traits or skills that define winners. In this article, we will discuss five of them, namely: maintaining a positive attitude; setting high, but achievable goals; keeping a high level of motivation; managing emotion and concentration effectively; and being persistent, especially in the face of defeat.
1. Maintaining a positive attitude
Maintaining a positive attitude is key to successful performance, and this includes believing in yourself. Henry Ford stated, “whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” Your belief system has everything to do with what kinds of results that you will achieve. Self-efficacy, which is essentially your belief in yourself to accomplish something, has been said by psychologist Albert Bandura to be a key factor in organizing how we approach tasks. Those with a stronger sense of self-efficacy are more committed to their goals and are less likely to give up. Do whatever it takes to develop confidence in yourself and stay positive no matter what if you want to be a winner. This can include using affirmations, working with a coach, or therapist, and reflecting on your successes, among other things.
2. Setting high, but achievable goals
A positive attitude and a strong sense of self-efficacy will lead you to believe that you can accomplish goals that may seem a bit out of reach.
Setting high goals helps confident people stretch out of their comfort zones and do greater things. It’s key, however, to set goals that are actually achievable, because pie-in-the-sky goals often go unmet. A series of smaller gradual successes is always preferable to large failures. Setting smart goals is key to reaching them, and enlisting other supportive people to help you stay accountable will also help.
3. Keeping a high level of motivation
Motivation is the driving factor that will help you reach your goals, and leads to determination. There are two types of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation refers to the desire to reach a goal for one’s own sake, regardless of reward. Extrinsic motivation refers to striving for a goal because of some kind of an external reward. High levels of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are key for winning. There are many techniques to help you keep motivated, which include rewarding yourself along the way, knowing your “why,” striving for your goals with a buddy or a coach, keeping a vision board or picture of your ideal outcome in sight, and tracking your progress along the way.
4. Managing emotion and concentration effectively
Winners have laser sharp focus and do not let their emotions get the best of them. Self-awareness is key here, as when we are aware of our emotions, they do not wreak havoc on us. A key mental skill is the ability to remain calm under pressure.
There are many techniques to help with this, including the ancient practice of mindfulness meditation.
5. Being persistent
Napoleon Hill in his famous book Think and Grow Rich writes extensively on the importance of persistence, especially in the face of defeat. He discusses the story of the Darbys who went mining for gold and stopped three feet short of the gold, thinking they had failed. “Failure” is an inevitable step toward success. In the words of Rocky Balboa, “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward...That’s how winning is done.” Winners do not give up, and the skill of persistence is one of the most important ones. Cultivate your persistence by reframing “failures” as temporary defeats, and keep at your goals as long as they are still relevant. When all hope feels lost, victory may just be around the corner.
One “Learning Your Lessons” a lot of people are NOT learning is how bad fast food really is. Fast foods and process foods cause more health problems and put more weight on people than anything else. This “Health Tip” from “Healing With Nutrition” adds:
Studies show that consuming fast food even one meal per day adds an average of 187 calories per meal, not considering the poor quality of nutrients consumed. Reduce or eliminate fast food meals to reduce calories consumed, and to improve the quality of nutrients eaten.
My heart BROKE when I read “Trumpcare v Obamacare: How they compare and how many people will lose insurance.” I said in “The Trilogy” “God is the ONLY One that Knows when Jesus is coming back. Jesus does not even know. That is why I did not find out until after the 45th President won the Election that if the women running for president had won it would have FORCED ‘The Rapture.’” That means when President Trump won the Election it got God’s Children more time to get things RIGHT. When President Trump won the Election he Fulfilled his Purpose. The article stated:
Obamacare: All Americans must have health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
Trumpcare: The AHCA repeals the mandate, but those who go without health insurance for more than 63 days must pay a 30 per cent surcharge on their insurance premiums for a year.
Talking about Obamacare I also said in “The Trilogy,” “The penalty is what showed it was not about people.” I said in my “Cares Only About Power” Blog Posted 1-15-2015, “The fine people will have to pay if they do not have health insurance is what shows Obamacare is not about the people, but about power.” “The article, ‘How Will Obamacare Uninsured Penalty Work?’” was also in that Blog:
Those without coverage in 2014 face a tax penalty of 1% of their annual income or $95, whichever is greater, and a per-child fine of $47.50, up to a family cap of $285. By 2016, the penalty, which is added to the individual’s federal income tax, increases to the greater of 2.5% of income or $695 per individual.
“The penalty is what showed it was not about people” goes for the American Health Care Act too. The American Health Care Act did NOT repeal the mandate because “the penalty” is still there. If the mandate was repealed there would not be “the penalty.” God wanted me to write this Blog to tell President Trump if he signs the American Health Care Act he will Cancel out Fulfilling his Purpose. People Fulfilling their Purpose is how people Enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, which is what God’s Process helps people do.
The ONLY thing satan cares about is steal, kill and destroy. satan is busy making sure people’s Purposes get cancelled out. satan was still in Heaven while God was Seeing all of His Children’s lives from the beginning to the end before the Foundation of the World. That means satan knows people’s Purposes better than they do. Once people reach a Level they must Maintain that Level. After people Fulfill their Purposes they still must continue to “Learning Your Lessons” and “Continuously Growing.” Learning from other people’s Mistakes is another aspect of “Learning Your Lessons” and “Continuously Growing.”
It is one thing when satan helps people get their Purposes cancelled out. It is another thing when people do it themselves. Bill Clinton Fulfilled his Purpose when he signed DOMA. After that he decided to help Obama push through his same-sex marriage agenda. Clinton probably did that because he knew his wife would be running for president. What Clinton missed was when the Supreme Court overturned DOMA that cancelled out his Purpose. People with “Agendas” is one way people get their own Purposes cancelled out.
I said in my “Are You Prepared For All Of The Open Doors Part II?” Blog Posted 11-13-2016 “God also knew Donald Trump being President would be the only way to grow him up and STOP him from being a spoiled brat billionaire.” Watching him I kept thinking President Trump is NOT growing. I understood why when I saw this, “Trump’s Pastor Threatens to Sue Reporter After Getting Questions About Fundraising Habits.” In “Christianity” (Posted at this Website):
6. Women are not to be Bishops, Elders or Deacons – I Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:5-6, I Timothy 3:12
When one thing is OFF it will eventually throw everything OFF. Our bodies work the same way too. That is why it is so Important people are Careful about the people they have in their camps. The people in people’s camps will Make or Break them. It looks like President Trump’s camp is doing more Breaking than Making.
While reading my daily Bible reading I saw a note I had written I forgot I had wrote:
Our Tests are to build Character. Our Trials are for things like Pride & Arrogance (Issues).
“We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart. I know his wrath, saith the Lord; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.” (Jeremiah 48:29-30)
God ALWAYS Knows what is going on with His Children. Our Tests come from God’s Process and our Trials come from “Consequences of our Behavior.” People Passing their Tests means they have “Learning Your Lessons.” “Learning Your Lessons” is how people Overcome:
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:19-21)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF THE MOTHERS!!!