Joel Osteen (November-09-2021) Today's Word: Failure is an Event.
Today’s Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:11, NIV - But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Today’s Word: In life, we're all going to have times where we fall, make mistakes, and blow it. But too often, we get our performance mixed up with our identity. You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That's what you did. Failure is an event. That's not who you are. You are a child of the Most High God. You've been handpicked by the Creator of the universe. God is not judging you by your setbacks. Maybe you've blown a relationship, had an addiction, or done something you're not proud of. Don't let that become your identity. God's mercy is bigger than any mistake that you've made.
Your sins have already been forgiven. Every mistake you've made and ever will make has already been paid in full. The real question is, will you receive God's mercy? You don't have to go around feeling guilty, not excited about your future. You are free. You are clean. You are restored.
Prayer for Today: "Father, thank You that Your love and forgiveness for me is not based on my performance but upon the fact that I am Your child. Thank You that every mistake I've made and ever will make has already been paid in full by Jesus. I believe I am cleansed and free. In Jesus' Name, Amen."