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jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

Everybody fails. That’s a fact. What makes a difference is how you react to your failures. Let’s take a look at three common reactions to failure. Today will be part one of a three part series.

Reaction #1 — Quit
Failure causes pain, and since most of us don’t like pain, an easy solution is to get away as fast as possible from the person or situation that is causing that pain. It may seem easier, but is it the right approach?

A common response is that when the going gets rough, the tough get going as far away from the rough as possible! The following principle helped me understand better the age-old question of why a good God allows pain to exist:

God’s main objective is not to make me happy but to save me.

Let that truth sink in for a moment. If you believe that’s God primary purpose is for you to be happy, then when bad things happen, you might question God’s plan or, even worse, His existence. On the other hand, if you believe that God’s primary desire is to save you, then everything that happens, good or bad, fits into His divine purpose for your life. This creates hope instead of despair and brings meaning instead of apathy. You will always have some questions as to why things happen, but expecting trouble helps you deal with it more effectively. Every time pain shows up in your life, you are confronted with two choices: run to or away from God. Which direction are you running these days? 

Roger Hernandez

About the Author
Roger Hernandez Roger Hernandez is a motivational speaker and has spoken at many places across the United States. He is the author of five books, his most recent Epic Fail. He was born in Cuba and is married with four children.

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