How to Respond to Failure

How to Respond to Failure

I recently found myself deep in thought after reading a headline from the NFL. Following a humiliating loss to the New England Patriots, Los Angeles Chargers’ head coach Anthony Lynn was quoted as saying, “We got our butts kicked — but we can grow from it.”

Losing or failing in sports happens just like in everyday life. It’s how we respond to it that determines our benefit from it. Some people will quit, others will deny any accountability for the failure, and others will accept responsibility for their part and try to learn from what happened.

May we be the person that comes alongside those in their moments of the agony of defeat and point them to the Truth who is able to help them truly grow from this current setback. Chances are it wont be their last time and we will need someone to come alongside us in our moment of need as well.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV

Chaz Yandall


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