I Am A Complete Failure!

I felt led to share this post (from 2009) with my coaching network the other day and I got several emails back from many of them about how timely it was for them. I'd like to share the repost with you and hope it serves up a bit of an encouragement to you also.

I have said those words in my head many times. I'm a complete failure. I've written the resignation letter... and was ready to hand it in. Then... ((gut check)) I begin to be reminded in my spirit of the changed lives I've seen. I'm committed for the long haul.

Alec Baldwin recently told a

"I don't have any interest in acting anymore. Movies are part of my past. It's been 30 years. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else.

It's a difficult thing to say, but I believe it: I consider my entire movie career a complete failure. I'll tell you why. The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that."

Wha? This man is on a huge, award winning sitcom... has starred in numerous movies... and is set to co-host the upcoming Academy Awards with Steve Martin. Many actors would kill for that! But Baldwin is ready to throw in the towel in 2012.

Sometimes we don't realize the impact we make. We allow discouragement to set-in. And we consider our career a complete failure. I pray that today God reminds you, like He does with me, of your importance in the Kingdom. We need you for the long haul.

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2 Responses to “I Am A Complete Failure!”

  1. # Blogger Matt Murphy

    Thanks for this. I get this way when I'm exhausted. Because thats when it seems all the sucker punches come flying in from the back. Pity parties ensue and eeyore takes over. It's sometimes easy to get down on ourselves. Wonder how one keeps perspective in these times??? (http://engagingtheshadowsofyouthministry.com)  

  2. # Anonymous kolby

    Hey Terrance,

    Thanks for this! I think youth pastors live in the fear of failure.  

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