We will experience moments or seasons of failure, but it must never define us. What's so systemic is the number of people who allow failure to paint, with broad strokes, layer after layer of destructive messages. Even in the lives of those who have been redeemed we find that deception can bury the new birth miracle under piles of lies. God's jealous to eradicate lies and set us free, not into perfection, but back onto our feet and onto the path of spiritual adventure. Evil is tough enough to battle on a daily basis, we sure don't need to start each day in a hole. Walking to a spiritual mirror shouldn't shame us as failures. Each glance at ourselves should be a testament to grace of God, love of Jesus and the power of the Spirit to overwhelm our flesh.
There is a reason some people never get past failure. Some are marked at a soul level with the pain of failure through a simple flaw. This flaw results in a tragedy. Failure now defines many while God never intends for us to live with this label. There is an answer and James shoots us straight. "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." Don't let familiarity brush you past a simply amazing truth. We can either live alone with our sin or open up to get free from our sin.
We have two systems to chose from. If we live in a closed system we lack energy from others who love us and we lack input from people who are smarter than us or who have walked the path of failure before us. Sin will happen. But if we live in a closed system we will die in that system. Without the input from others we miss the wisdom we need and the loving energy we must have to get free. But if we open up to trustworthy people who aren't in competition with us and they truly desire us to win, we have radical hope for tomorrow. Confession to God and man snaps the back of evil and opens a portal to spiritual fresh air, energy and God's mercy. Giving someone an opening who loves us, is the best way to get deliverance from a spirit of failure.
Do a "180 Now". Don't live another day with failure as a label. Give an opening to God and others who believe God for great things in your life. If you don't have those people yet, wait on God and ask him for just one, they will soon come. This is the best way to get new definition in your soul and for your future. Tomorrow looks great!