25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25-26
I had a dream the other night that was disturbing to me. I can’t remember the specifics, but it was about failure. It was as if I dug myself into a pit I could not get out of. Every time I would try to get out of it, I sunk deeper into it. I was falling behind. I used to look at myself as if I was a failure in life and in everything I would “try” to achieve. Most of you know my story of being obese and coming close to death. That is not a failure story, that is a personal victory that God gave me over my abuse of my body. My Pastor said something profound this weekend, he said, “Win in private. Win in public.” We can win in private that is where we need to begin. I started winning in private and was able to overcome a large mountain in my life. The above verses that God gave me today tell the whole story. We are not destined to fail, we have God at our side all the time. He will keep our foot from being snared. I still have some mountains to overcome, but I have no doubt I can because God is in control and is on the throne of my life. I wish I can sit here and say I have it all together. I wish I could say I have all the answers, I don’t. All I know is that when I stumble He is there to pick me up, when I fail He is there to turn the failure to victory. It was just a bad dream that’s all. It’s not prophesy because I have seen the coming attractions and they are awesome. We can still fail, but true failure is when we allow the world to overtake us and just plain give up. We have to keep striving toward that goal God has for us, we can’t give in or give up. You may be in a wilderness right now, learn all you can during that wilderness time and that will prepare you for the promise land. God has good plans. It’s not for you to get your foot snared.