My God does not make mistakes; I do. He did not make a mistake to call me in the ministry; I did - I failed.

But my failure does not nullify God's call - it just proves so even more. It emphasizes how much the Lord has entrusted me with His mission of touching lives.

A failure in the ministry due to 'trying' is something we can all move on with. We are but oil lamps that need to be refilled with the Holy Spirit.

But there is a form of failure when God, the Master Employer, decides to fire His servants.

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them. (Eze 34:10 NIV)

I pray to finish well. [2 Tim 4:7] I conduct myself above reproach and disqualification. [1 Cor 9:27]

The Master Planner didn't call me to destroy me. I choose to melt in the warmth of His love. I respond to His love by loving Him back - in the manner He has chosen to be loved back.

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