Updated: Nov 22, 2021
16 For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity.
The greatest ability is stability or reliability or dependability and these all pertain to getting back on your feet when you fall. Everybody falls, fails, or has setbacks. I heard a guy say that a setback is nothing but a setup for a comeback. That sounds pretty good the first couple of times, but when you start moving in on 2 digit numbers when keeping track of things you may begin to question yourself. If you start calling yourself a failure you’re heading down the wrong path.
Maybe you failed, but failure isn’t your new name. Sit up, look around and begin to analyze what happened. Look for someone to blame and see if you can pin it on them. Being the righteous person that you are, won’t work too well.
Move into responsibility issues. What caused the fall or failure? Did you make a mistake? Did you temporarily lapse into laziness? Did some prideful stuff slip in and take you down? Maybe you verbally offended someone. Whatever the case – own it, then correct it, then store it in your permanent make it right file. Now don’t quit, even if you blow it 6 more times, just try to get that number down a ways. One day soon you’ll get it right
“Where did you receive your training?” “Yale.” “Good. And what’s your name?” “Yim Yohnson.”