1 John 1:9 and Jeremiah 31:34. These verses tell us that our sins are never too big for God’s grace.
- What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from your past failures?
- Why is it so difficult for us to forgive ourselves even after God has forgiven us of all our sins?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. This verse explains that our identity is not based upon what we have done, but rather whom God says we are.
Failure is an event – never a person.
What does that statement mean to you and how can you draw strength from it?
Philippians 3:12-15. This passage encourages us to realize that while we can’t change our past, God can change our future.
- Describe a past failure that you have fully overcome. How did you successfully overcome it?
- What does God’s grace and forgiveness mean to you? How has it changed you and helped you overcome your failures?
- Confess to God those sins that you have not asked forgiveness for. Ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you from the stain of sin.
- Tell God your past failures that you continue to struggle with. Ask Him to help deliver you from these feelings.
- Ask God to help you forgive yourself of your past failures in the same way He has already forgiven you of all your sins.
- Thank God for His forgiveness and grace in your life. Tell Him how it has changed you.
- Ask God to help you stop focusing on your past mistakes and instead focus on the future God has planned for you.