Jeep vs. Pool

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Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you fail.

And just like in the video there always seems to be someone in your life who shouts “You’re doing it wrong!”

Don’t get hung up on trying to be perfect. The simple reality is that we’re all going to fail. Solomon says in Proverbs 24:16:

“for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”

In other words, failure can be a test of our character. It’s not that we’ve failed that shows people who we are, it’s what we do when we fail that reveals our character.

3 Questions:

  • Which would have been more funny? If the pool had collapsed according to plan or the way it actually turned out?
  • Have you ever had a plan go horribly wrong?
  • When was a time that a failure tested your character?


Chew on this:

Why do people laugh when they mess up like that?

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