Fruit(s) of Failure…

Almost sounds like an oxymoron-failure birthing fruit. How can failure, which can be interpreted as the end of a thing, birth anything? That is the beauty of our Savior, there can be beauty behind a closed door!

“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning…” Ecclesiastes 7:8 Failure is often associated with the end of something or opportunity, like the denial of a job or denial of an opportunity. However, consider this perspective, what was the Lord protecting you from? What if this moment of perceived failure was God’s protection? The fruit of failure can very well be God’s protection. We have a desired plan and path but we must trust more in the Creator of our path.

As one journey ends, it creates room for another to begin. A denied job opportunity could be God’s direction. As He steers you away from one thing, He is directing you to another. Imagine this moment of perceived failure being fruit-full. Re-imagine this moment of that closed door as being God’s good thing for your life.

Failure can birth so many lessons learned! Failure can lead to the true understanding of repentance. The fruit of failure can birth an deeper understanding of submission. Failure teaches you how to get up again. It can lead to endurance, character, and hope-these are the fruit(s) of failure.

Our failure leads to His glory!

Reshape that moment of failure, reshape that end, that closed door, and the denial of that opportunity and know that it places you one step close to learning how the Lord, your God, is your strength and your portion, forever.

Peace and Blessings

The Fruit Of Our Way…

Each and every one of us bear fruit. And it is by your fruit that you will be known. The scriptures rarely (if not at all) use “fruit” in the plural way. Fruit, usually, does not bear an “s”. The intentionality of the Father shouldn’t be missed.

Love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, goodness, gentleness, kindness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) are all fruit of the way of the Holy Spirit. By this fruit, you will be known as a child of God. By this fruit, you will be a light, pointing and leading others to Christ. This fruit work simultaneously. You cannot choose to bear love one day and not the next. It’s all or nothing.

Sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar are all fruit of the way of our flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). By this fruit, you will be known as someone who is governed and ruled by their flesh. This fruit, also, works simultaneously. Sexual immorality eventually leads to promiscuity and the list goes on. Once again, all or nothing.

What is the fruit of your way? How will you be recognized? What fruit are you bearing? Are you ruled by the Father of truth or the father of lies?

We must choose each and every day what fruit we will choose to bear. The fruit of the Spirit represent life, light and the Father. The fruit of the flesh represent death, destruction, and the devil. What is the fruit of your way?

As we consider the choices before us, let’s consider the guidance and wisdom of our Heavenly Father:

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life…” Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV

Peace and Blessings