Last Pitch

The last pitch I ever watched as a high school baseball player was a called strike three, left to wrestle the rest of my life with the questions, "what if".  In all reality, I failed that day.  Failed to get a hit, failed to swing the bat, failed to even try.   But failing did not make me a failure. 

I meet people everyday that fight the fear of failure.  To fail in anything they do is to be considered a failure.  They even fear future failures, that have not even been realized.  But the truth that often escapes us is the success we experience through failure.  To fail (or error) is human.  We have a savior because we have failure in our blood.  God uses failure to mold us and make us victorious.  He counts on it, and is bigger than it.

At the end of my days, when I say goodbye to this world and move on to a new dwelling place, my success will not be determined by the last pitch of a very average high school baseball career.  It will be measured by the way I allowed God to use me to further His kingdom and to touch the lives around me.

Proverbs 22:4, "By humility and and that fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life."

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