There is certainly a depth of knowledge and humility that Paul has displayed in saying such considering he had been beaten, stoned, shipwrecked and imprisoned. Paul was able to endure such ‘detours’ or perhaps what we the modern society define as ‘failures’. He understood that failures too serve as a purpose to bring you closer to your God-given dreams and what mattered was him continuing to move forward. Paul’s faith in God enabled him to maintain such perspective.
Which has more hold in your life? Your God-given dream or your past mistakes that are stopping you from pursuing the dream God has laid in your heart? God has given each one of us unique abilities and passions. Do not let your fear or past failures outweigh your faith.
Romans 8: 28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- John W.