Don't Be Afraid to Say You've Failed

January 8, 2022
5 min read
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Pray First
A great freedom comes when you say you’ve failed and you open your heart to someone who can help you and keep you accountable.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” - James 5:6

Have you ever had an experience where you made a mistake and when you told it to someone it instantly felt like a weight off your shoulders? Society has taught us that we shouldn’t tell anyone when we fail, because “what are others going to think?” But there’s a great power in coming clear in things we’ve done with someone who is willing not just to listen to us, but to help us, pray for us, and keep us accountable.

If you are struggling with a specific sin or mistake in your life, I want to encourage you to reach out to someone who can help you. A friend, a leader, a pastor, and come clean about what you are going through. We were not created to carry our burdens alone. We were designed to carry them with others, and have their help in the process of healing the parts that are still broken inside of us.

But it all starts with Jesus. Start with saying a prayer to him, confessing to him the sin you are struggling to overcome in this season. Not only ask him to give you the strength and the wisdom to remove it from your life but also ask him to give you the discernment of what person you should reach out to open your heart to. A person who can help you and keep you accountable on your journey.

But don’t ever be afraid to say you’ve failed, because there’s so much healing and power in doing so.

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