Worse than Failure

“Coach, I am not afraid of failing, I am afraid of being successful at something that doesn’t matter.” (An athlete to Coach Morris M. Michalski)

Is there something worse than failure? After all, we can learn a lot when we don’t succeed in reaching a particular goal. Those lessons can be invaluable as we move forward. Michalski’s student highlights an even more valuable lesson. Our goal should be to achieve something of value, something that really matters. To do anything less is unworthy of the effort.

We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. (1 Thessalonians 2:12)