And when that happens, as it inevitably will, the thought creeps into our minds like a slow-acting poison: why do I bother? I’ll never get over this.
But that’s a lie.
Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the condemner of the saints (Revelations 12:10). He specializes in lies that look like truth.
It’s hard to keep fighting the same battle over and over again. Believe me, I know. But it helps to get a biblical perspective on the battle.
Perhaps you’re still going full steam ahead with your project, no failure in sight. If so, tuck this Bible study away until later. But if you’re in the thick of the battle and need to see it from God’s point of view, do this Bible study.
Bible Study on Failure
- How many years have you been struggling with this sin or bad habit?
- How many years (or weeks) have you been diligent about applying truth to the lies that are fueling your habit?
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how diligent have you been?
- When you think of how long you’ve been renewing your mind compared to how long you’ve had this problem, is it realistic to expect 100% victory at this point? Why or why not?
- How does God feel about you in the midst of your failure? (Jeremiah 31:3, 20, Romans 8:1)
- What would He like to do for you?
- Psalm 3:3
- Psalm 37:23-24
- Psalm 91:2-4
- Philippians 1:6
- What would He like you to do?
- John 8:10-11
- Romans 12:1-2
- 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
- Galatians 6:9
- James 1:16-17
- What sacrifices will you have to make to do what He wants you to do?
- What will you gain if you do what He wants you to do?