What If I Fail? Great!

10/14/20 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Adapted from a portion of “Christian Survival Kit” by Andrew Wommack

Testimonies can be so encouraging, and they will build your faith.

They show you that there's another person who had the same thing (or worse) and yet lived through it. You start to think, "If it will work for them, maybe it will work for me." It changes your perspective.

Instead of having "tunnel-vision," you begin to have hope of a better day. You begin to consider other things.

One of those other things is: If worse comes to worse, even if you fail, you really haven't failed if you're standing on the Word and believing God. There is no disgrace in going down fighting. I've had to consider this in my own ministry.

I've been sharing God’s Word since 1968—traveling and on radio since 1976 and on television since 2000. We've had some great things happen, but we've also had a lot of attacks. I wish I had a different testimony, but the truth is that we've been on the verge of closing down several times.

There was a time I had so many problems in my ministry I turned it over to several businessmen. I just turned it over to them. They set up some sound business procedures, and began to find out what was wrong.

They reported to me, "It's all over. You can't make it. It's even beyond God's help." They told me I was going to have to shut the ministry down. It just failed.

I had fears and doubts about failure, but I didn't want to face them. Yet I had to consider my options and make a decision.

The most important thing to me was my relationship to God, then my wife and family, then the ministry. I realized the ministry really wasn't the most important thing in my life. I was happy before I was in ministry, and I could be happy without it.

This set me free. I could still lead people to the Lord. It really didn't matter. I wasn't thinking only about the ministry, I had a relationship with God. I had a good relationship with my wife and family.

I began to consider what life would be without the ministry, and I actually got excited. I realized my relationship with God and my family would skyrocket without the ministry! 

Of course, the Lord told me that wasn't what He had called me to do, and we were going to make it. So I stood and believed God. That was around 1985, and I'm still in the ministry. We’re prospering and growing now. We still have challenges, but we're meeting them.

It helped me to confront "What if?" It put it all into perspective.

Even if you fail, doing what God told you to do, you win!