By Tina Chandler
Defeat begets victory.
There is a saying "success begets future success". I am not sure who coined that phrase or when. I don’t know the circumstance around it at all. I agree with it, for the most part. But, sometimes victory can only be achieved when we "fail". Heck, maybe we didn’t fail by anyone else’s standards but our own. Maybe, just maybe, the situation that turned out different than we wanted really had the perfect outcome. This is when we have to stop, take a second or third or fourth look at the circumstance and gain a fresh perspective.
I’ve said before that our blessings today are blossoms from seeds planted long ago. So, this thorny moment, this "defeat" or "failure" could just be the moment that holds the greatest blessing yet to come. Learn, pay attention, praise God for the opportunity to grow through this defeat and come out of this victorious!
Victory is often cleverly disguised as defeat…..