PART 3. ENCOURAGEMENT – HANDLING FAILURE
“…God…gives endurance and encouragement….” Romans 15:5 (NIV)
How do I respond to temptations?
Remind myself that I am not doing life __________________.
“I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished…” Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
“I can do all things through (Christ) who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NASB)
Realize that Jesus has _________________ my enemy.
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8 (NIV)
Ask myself, “What would __________________ do in this situation?”
“Let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of you, and don’t think of ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14 (NLT)
Choose God’s _______________.
“God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
What do I do when I fail?
“The apostle Paul said: I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Romans 7:15 (NIV)
“There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake.” Ecclesiastes 7:20 (TEV)
“God gives a hand to those down on their luck, gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.” Psalm 145:14 (MSG)
________________ I have failed.
“We all stumble in many ways.” James 3:2 (NIV)
“For everybody has sinned and everybody continues to come short of God’s glory.” Romans 3:23 (Wms)
Assess _____________ I failed.
“It is the thought-life that defiles you. For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, eagerness for lustful pleasure, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you….” Mark 7:20-23 (NLT)
Ask God for ____________________________.
“If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.” 1 John 1:9 (NLT)
“God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before Him. When I got my act together, He gave me a fresh start.” Psalm 18:20 (MSG)
When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long. Day and night Your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Finally, I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord. And You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.” Psalm 32:3-5 (NLT)
Access my _____________________.
“Do not cling to the events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I’m going to do….” Isaiah 43:18-19 (TEV)
Adjust my ______________________.
“Go now and leave your life of sin.” John 8:11 (NIV)
“Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.” Proverbs 20:30 (TEV)
To change the way I live, I must change the way _______________________________.
Because of Jesus, I have:
A new ____________________
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…” 2 Corinthians 5:17a (NIV)
“… the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17b (NIV)
“I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (NLT)