-Rev Melissa Fain-
2 I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Exodus 20:2 CEB
The problem with self-help gurus is their lack of negative results.
Yeah, I get it. No one wants to hear the a person talk about about their failures. People pay the big bucks to hear about success. The want a step by step process in how one succeeded.
But, if you are paying the big bucks to hear someone's success story there are a list of failures to tag with that achievement that's at least twice as long as the successes.
Part of life is failure. That's how we learn. Before we learned to walk, we fell over and over again. Before we learned to write, we scribbled, sometimes on our parent's wall. Failure is always an option because with failure we honed our skills just a little bit more. Failure makes us stronger; better.
God can be found in the struggle. Without the struggle, nothing can change. No one's saying it, and it's what we need to hear. God is struggling.
Pray with me:
Dear Lord: I weep, I ache. I feel out of breath. Help me continue. Amen.