A to Z Turning Failure Into Success - Outline

Written by Harold Herring on .

A-Admit it when you mess up.

Proverbs 28:13 TLB

“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.”

B-Boldy refuse to accept failure as final regardless of how badly you may have messed up. 

C-Concentrate on what you want to accomplish.

1 Timothy 4:13 AMP

“Till I come, devote yourself to [public and private] reading, to exhortation (preaching and personal appeals), and to teaching and instilling doctrine.”

1.       Teach them by example.

2.       Ask your children what they’re thinking about. . .do they have questions which you can use the Word to find answers for?

3.       Reading the Word together is always a wonderful idea for every family.

4.       Buy them their own Bible. . .make sure it’s one they will understand.

5.       As your children get older. . .encourage them to use a journal to write down things they’ve learned or whatever sparked their interest in the scripture they’re reading.

1 Timothy 4:15 MSG

“Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes!

D-Decide in your heart. . .decree and declare by the words of your mouth. . .that your dreams. . .your goals will come to pass despite previous setbacks.

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.  In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”

Proverbs 3:6 KJV

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

E-Elevate your thinking.

Ezra 10:4 NLT

“Get up, for it is your duty to tell us how to proceed in setting things straight. We are behind you, so be strong and take action.”

Albert Einstein once said:

We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”

F-Free your mind from mistakes of the past. . .bondages of the present and fear of the future.

Isaiah 43:25 AMP

“I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

Isaiah 43:25 MSG

“But I, yes I, am the one who takes care of your sins—that's what I do. I don't keep a list of your sins.”

2 Corinthians 2:5 KJV

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

G-Grab a new desire. . .ignite a passion to make things happen instead of waiting for something to happen.

H-Helping others achieve their dreams. . .will unleash a spiritual dynamic in your life.

I—Imagine yourself where you want to be in a week, a month or a year. . .then plan your work and work your plan. . .to get there.

J-Joy is coming to your house.  No matter the adversity or the intensity of your previous failure. . .keep your joy.

Psalm 30:5 AMP

“For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Nehemiah 8:10 TLB

“It is a time to celebrate with a hearty meal and to send presents to those in need, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. You must not be dejected and sad!”

K-Keep going no matter what circumstance may arise.

Philippians 4:12-13 AMP

“I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.  13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who [a]infuses inner strength into me; I am [b]self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

L-Learn everything you can from everybody you can as you pursue your destiny. 

Proverbs 11:14 AMP

“Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

Proverbs 15:22 NLT

“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.”

M-Manage your life not your time.

Colossians 4:5 AMP

“Behave yourselves wisely (living prudently and with discretion) in your relations with those of the outside world… making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.” 

N-Narrow your focus to what’s important spiritually. . .what’s important to your family. . .what’s important in you.

Luke 9:41 MSG

“Jesus said, "What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to your lives! How many times do I have to go over these things? How much longer do I have to put up with this?”  

O-Open your mind to the infinite possibilities God can use to give you the desires of your heart.

Mark 9:23 GWT

“Jesus said to him, “As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”

P-Plan your future. . .your destiny. . .by planning what you’re going to do every day.

Hebrews 6:1 AMP

“Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God.”

Q-Quit second-guessing your decisions or whether or not. . .you’re destined to succeed. 

James 1:8

“[For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].”

Joshua 1:8 AMP

“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.”

R-Rest, relax, reflect, refresh, recreate, reinvigorate and rejoice at the progress you’re making.

Exodus 18:23 CEV

“This is the way God wants it done. You won’t be under nearly as much stress, and everyone else will return home feeling satisfied.”

S-Speak the pure, the powerful and the positive from the Word of God into your life.

Ephesians 4:29 AMP

“Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.”

T-Thankfulness is critical to your future success.

Colossians 3:15 MSG

“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”

U-Unleash your potential.

Ephesians 3:20 AMP

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

V-Visualize your success. 

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

W-Worry less about failure as you increase your focus on successful thoughts and actions of your past. . .and today.

Matthew 6:27 TLB

“Will all your worries add a single moment to your life?”

Philippians 4:6 NLT

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

X-X-ray your motivation for wanting to be successful.

Y-Yield not to hindrances of any kind. . .on your drive to success.

“Heavenly Father, I’m headed where your word says I can go. . .toward success, prosperity and the good life.  My journey has been hindered.  I have listed what I believe to be the problems.  In the name of Jesus, I’m asking for you to stir specific solutions in my spirit so the roadblocks can be removed and my journey completed.  Thank you Lord for your direction and the unction of the Holy Spirit.”

Proverbs 16:3 NLT

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.”

Z-Zealously pursue with passion. . .the things that are important to you.

1 Corinthians 12:31 AMP

“But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love].”