Great men and women dominate sports, music, business, technology, medical field, among others.
There’s Michael Jordan, one of sports’ most iconic figure, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships during the 1990s, was named the league’s MVP five times and Finals MVP six times during his distinguished pro basketball career.
Then, there’s Elvis Presley, the “king of Rock ‘n Roll”, who made a name for his highly-successful music in various genres like pop, blues and gospel.
And who would forget Walt Disney? Well, his name is synonymous to family entertainment after popularizing the now-household cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White, just to name a few.
While Jordan, Presley and Disney are best remembered for what they’ve accomplished in their respective fields, one thing common among these great men in history were the challenges they experienced along the way.
Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, Presley’s early audition as a musician was a failure, while Disney suffered setbacks during his numerous business ventures.
Like these great men in history, we all experience failure at one time or another.
Most likely, they would even say, failure is a “recipe” to future success.
But just because you tasted failure today doesn’t mean you’re a failure for life.
Failure isn’t final when we take time to reflect and learn from life’s painful setbacks.
In fact, God can squeeze something good out of the bad in order to fulfill His purpose in the lives of those, who love Him.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)