People in the Bible Failed Before Too

May 27th, 2011, bySean Nixon


Here’s a quick lesson on failure you won’t soon forget.

Although no one likes to admit it, failure can be a fundamentally good thing. The key is to learn from those experiences and work to achieve even better results going forward in your life. Just look at some of the characters in the Bible.

Remember Saul? He was one of the men responsible for killing and persecuting believers of Jesus. Or, how about Peter, a disciple who cut off a man’s ear, and even denounced his relationship with Jesus. And then there was Jonah, who made the mistake of not going to the city of Ninevah when he was told to do so.

All of these men made miscalculations, experienced tribulation and made the wrong decisions in their lives. Much like these men, be it in your personal life or your spiritual journey, there will be times when you fail. You might fail in keeping a promise, fail to live up to your own expectations, unexpectedly let someone down or just feel like you’ve failed at doing something after giving it everything you’ve got.

As you begin to get overwhelmed by life’s challenges and frustrations, remember not to beat yourself up. Instead, embrace failure as information gathered on what worked and what didn’t. While each of these men all experienced different types of failures, they each overcame their respective challenges and went on to lead fulfilling lives; and so can you.

So the next time you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, don’t let it get the best of you. There’s nothing in the world you can’t overcome.


  1. law
    July 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Great article!!!!!

  2. Derek Anunciation
    October 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Love this Tavis! Love your show! Keep serving the Lord!! Praying for God’s Success!

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