From the Blog Antioch Abouna, Father Gregory Stockport gives a message we need to hear.
Not every is going to be the gold medal winner. One in a million, thats it. When we are young, we dream of what we will attain, and later in life, we realize we have fallen short. And in our life with God, St. Paul writes, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3) Here is Father Gregory’s message:
God has granted the human race multiple intelligences; each of us (aside from those who are profoundly disabled, who neverthless are fully human) is relatively better at certain ones, worse at others.
We each have strengths and shortcomings. Some shortcomings are the result of an injury or a genetic malady, and, being more obvious, are classified as a disability.
And because of such limitations we may fall short of our own expectations, or those of others who are important to us. And we all fall short of what God intended for us to be, before Adam and Eve chose to go their own way, apart from God.
But in Christ, as Father Gregory says,
When failure seems to have the last word, success is actually just round the corner.
Embrace failure and learn how to improve next time round. Success is truly built on failure.