Topic: You Are Not A Failure
Scripture: [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]. – Colossians 2:15 (AMPC)
Joyce Meyer 19th December 2021 Daily Devotional Message
People who have been abused, rejected, or abandoned usually lack confidence. Such individuals are shame-based and guilt-ridden and have a very poor self-image. The devil knows that and begins his assault on personal confidence whenever and wherever he can find an opening. His goal is to make people believe they are failures.
The devil knows that an individual without confidence will never step out to do the things they truly want to do. He does not want you to fulfill God’s plan for your life. If he can make you believe that you are incapable, then you won’t even try to accomplish anything worthwhile. Even if you do make an effort, your fear of failure will seal your defeat, which, because of a lack of confidence, you probably expected from the beginning. This is often what is referred to as the “Failure Syndrome.”
People fail because of wrong beliefs, and they continue to have wrong beliefs because they fail. It is hard to know which came first, but they find themselves in a trap they cannot seem to get out of. Jesus defeated Satan and triumphed over him on the cross, and His victory is our victory. You can defeat failure syndrome because you are more than a conqueror through Christ (Romans 8:37).
Prayer Starter: Father, I know You are always with me, even when I fail. Please help me to keep getting back up and fighting the good fight. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.