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The Work and the Worker

Video / Produced by The High Calling

We talk a lot here about the importance of failing well. Part of learning from our mistakes is recognizing that we aren't going to succeed at everything we do (sorry if this comes as a disappointment to some of you). We hold on to work we aren't qualified to do for all kinds of reasons—pride, fear of appearing weak, denial—but it takes patience to find the work we are truly gifted at.

Does this mean we give up when things aren't coming easily? Of course not. It just means that we have to be honest with ourselves, both about our abilities and our limitations. If you've been faithfully giving your all to the work you are in, you will learn both fairly quickly.

Want to hear more? You can find this and dozens of other videos over at the High Calling YouTube Channel.

TRANSCRIPT: When Isaac took on the family business, it was his shot at redemption. He'd failed in school, and this was his second chance. So what happened? He failed. Again.

But Isaac's story doesn't stop there. His uncle helped him get a college education, where he did well. How well? Fast-forward to his full name: Isaac Newton -- perhaps the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived. You probably know him for his theory of gravity.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge with another respected theory. This one is about failure. You don't have to get thunked by a falling object to know that failure can say more about the work than the worker...in the high calling of our daily work.

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

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