1. Failure is not fatal.
Unless, of course, it is. For anyone who has messed up royally—That would be me!—this is like sweet lemonade on a hot summer day.
However, you probably won’t hear this little pick-me-up in med school. I doubt flight instructors include it in their Powerpoint presentations. That’s probably because, in many instances, failure is actually fatal.
Now, I know the intent behind this phrase is to remind people that there is life after mistake, that your failure doesn’t have to define your future. Thank God for that. But we toss it around too freely. Just ask a divorce attorney if failure is fatal. It certainly kills enough marriages.
2. When God closes a door He always opens a window.
I’m not even sure what this means. Is God pulling pranks?
“Hey, Peter, come watch this dude try to fit through this window. The poor fool doesn’t even know he’s two stories up.”
The only story that comes to mind about God closing doors is Noah and the ark. God slammed the ark door shut, but He made sure the windows were closed too. And then He flooded the earth. Read More…