Today’s exhortation – failure is a blessing
Some years ago, a man interviewed some of the most successful people including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and they all said they learnt more from failure than success. Every so often when we fail, we think it’s the end of the world but it’s just another opportunity to do things better. The founders of WhatsApp Jan Koum and Brian Acton are no strangers to failure, and their incredible journey speaks volumes about the value of tenacity and vision. They had their fair share of rejection by top tech companies, including the one that eventually bought their service, Facebook. They applied for jobs with Facebook but got rejected. They went away and created WhatsApp which was eventually bought for 16 billion dollars by Facebook which was one of the companies that had rejected them.
The bible says, But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” (II Chronicles 15:7). If you have failed at a business venture, work, school, interviews etc don’t give up! Re-arm yourself with a new plan and purpose and go again. The Lord Jesus also said that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, (Luke 18:1). We mustn’t give up in all our endeavours and we mustn’t give up praying till we succeed. Amen!