celebrating failure in advance

My brother-in-law, Bill, says he read a quote recently. I happen to love it and relate to it, so I wanted to share it:

Worry is celebrating failure in advance.

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Isn’t that an oh wow for you? It was for me.

Today, I’d rather not sit and spend precious time and energy celebrating failure in advance. Especially since most of the time, really 99.999999% of the time, that ‘failure’ we ‘celebrate’ never even happens.

The plane doesn’t go down.
The bills gets paid.
The kids figure it out.
Our bodies, miraculously, aren’t broken beyond repair.

Things really aren’t as bad as we seem to make believe they are.

And remember, even when the ‘failure’ comes, we manage to figure things out. Best of all: Jesus always sits close to us, even when we think we’re losers and failures.

Today, let’s agree to celebrate the very real and beautiful things in our lives instead of spending time celebrating all the fictitious nonsense the enemy throws at us.

 photo: kate stafford photography