The Discipline Of Failure

Love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self control, – these are the qualities in which we must grow if we would be really advancing in life as God sees us. And it is possible for a man to be making progress in these qualities of his heart-life even in the midst of earthly failure. Indeed, it is true that men ofttimes learn their best lessons in the school of defeat. Nature in all of us needs to be disciplined before it reaches its best and ripest, and discipline is not achieved usually without many lessons in humility.