Monday, May 14, 2012

Faith WOD - 5/14/2012

List 3 positive results from experiencing defeat.

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"Before success comes in any man's life he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps, some failure.  When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit.  That is exactly what the majority of men do." (Napoleon Hill)


  1. The opportunity to demonstrate joy even under challenging circumstances, humility and the exposure of your weaknesses.

  2. A few years ago I had lost everything that made me, me to alcohol and drugs. I went into a 12 step program and gained the following back:

    By the pure grace of God I have these things on my life
    1. a personal relationship with God
    2. Sobriety one day at a time as long as I stay spiritually fit and seek God's will not mine
    3. Family that trusts me
    4. Good physical health and the ability to use my body
    5. The desire to be of service to my fellows and care for them

  3. I am humbled regularly in the gym :)
    I am challenged daily in my faith walk and that makes me stronger spiritually (:
    I am being challenged financially and that is making me more fiscally responsible (:

  4. Everyday, I thank the Lord for all of life's challenges as they make me stronger and further strengthen my relationship with God. Defeat teaches humbleness (May I never boast except in the cross). It demonstrates the importance of unwavered commitment and hard work. And, it allows you reflect and refocus on the true priorities in life.

  5. I have learned the difference between a decision and a commitment. I decided to follow Christ a long time ago and submit the various areas of my life to him. When facing defeat, I saw some areas that were not truly submitted. I knew I was really submitted when I was ok with His will even if it didn't line up with my plans. Had I not faced defeat, I would have went on believing I was submitted when I really wasn't.

  6. When Jesus defeated #1. Death, He gave me life; #2. Sin, He gave me righteousness; #3. The Grave, He gave me resurrection; #4. The Law, He gave me mercy and grace!

  7. 3 Positive things from defeat:
    1. Exposing a weakness. We all have weaknesses we can work to strengthen, many times being defeated will expose an area we thought to be a strength.
    2. Humility.
    3. Proof of the need for others. To steal from another writer, no man is an island unto himself. As a person I depend on my wife to strengthen me. As a Sailor, I depend on my shipmates to accomplish my mission.

  8. I have struggled for years, good and very bad days, my God has and is my only relieve. Because of Chris I can say one day at a time , I never feel strong enough for the challenge but I haven't given up. Though there are days I would rather not be here.... Like today

  9. 1: being able to fail and know that I am forgiven and his grace is enough.
    2: having the ability to be humbled and come back stronger after failing.
    3: understanding that God allowed me to fail to find a deeper meaning and purpose to my failure.

  10. Increased faith
    James 1:2-4
    My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing

  11. Teaches u that u can pick urself up, that u r not invincible and that compared 2 eternity it really doesnt matter