Faith dares to fail and go on in the grace of God. After the most miserable failure, faith dares to get up and walk forth in the love of God and in His provision. Abraham failed. Lot failed. Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, Samson, Peter, John, and James-all of them failed miserably. At the cross, the disciples failed and fled. Saul of Tarsus failed-even after he was named Paul and became one of the greatest servants in history (see Romans 7:14-25).
But faith dares to risk failure because God meets the Christian in the midst of our failure and holds him up. God supplies a process that motivates us when we acknowledge the way we were made to think.
Our weapons are not carnal; they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Cast down every thought that isn’t from the heart of God, the mind of God, the Word of God, or the fellowship of God.
We are to cast down the images that come from Adam and live in the image for which we were created.