Failing Forward

Failing Forward

“Failure is not an option!” That may be true in certain circumstances, but it is NEVER true when it comes to our spiritual growth. Failure is a certainty and perfection is the enemy of progress. The Bible doesn’t hide the failures of the “heroes of the faith.” Men and women who tried to follow God but frequently found themselves straying. Jesus’ own disciples failed over and over again, but 11 of the 12 just kept stumbling toward Jesus anyway. Join us for part 6 of Fully Devoted as we discuss three common failures of disciples and how to fail forward.


Luke 9:37-50


Three Common Discipleship Failures:

  • A Failure to Pray (Luke 9:37-43)
  • A Failure to Pay Attention (Luke 9:43-45)
  • A Failure to be Humble (Luke 9:46-50)

Perfection is the enemy of Progress


Stumble toward Jesus

Daily Readings:

This week’s daily readings are a collection of how some of the great heroes of the faith failed but kept stumbling toward Jesus anyway.

Day 1: Matthew 14
Day 2: Matthew 16
Day 3: Matthew 26
Day 4: Acts 7:54 – 8:3
Day 5: Acts 9:1-32
Day 6: 2 Corinthians 11:16 – 12:10
Day 7:  1 Timothy 1

Suggested Resources:

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero
Your Future Self Will Thank You, by Drew Dyck
Eat This Book, by Eugene Peterson
Invitation to a Journey, by Robert Mullholland, Jr.
The Unhurried Life, by Alan Fadling
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer