Failure happens, it’s what you do with it that matters. Monday night is full of a lot of failures, mistakes, and relational blunders. I’m very OK with that, it happens, that’s life, it’s how we learn. One of the great things about the group is that because we are in relationship with other men we get to learn from their failures as well as our own. When were down we don’t need a judge, we need a friend. We need someone to look us in the eyes and say “you can do this.”
God forgives us immediately when we ask, the problem is that we don’t forgive ourselves that quickly. We have a strong tendency to beat ourselves up over our mistakes, don’t do it. Look at it for what it is, Get it in the light with a fiend, process with them, figure out how it happened, and make adjustments. Then give yourself some grace. God forgave you, now forgive yourself and move on with renewed purpose.
The only way to really fail is to quit. Failure cannot deal with persistence. Sexual purity is not easily obtained. Holiness is not easily sustained, and good long term friends are not easily made. Stay in the game, you’ve got this. Our God is with us, your cheering section is full of angels, and the final outcome is glorious, both eternally, and today. So get up, dust yourself off, and get after it, it’s your’s for the taking.