2 Timothy 1:7; Genesis 39:2, 3, 23
Each one of us passes through this life with periods of frustration and failure. Some unfortunately surrender to the authority of the spirit of failure while others have converted the failure and frustration into a platform on which to fly in the space of success. They consider "the failure" an opportunity and a lesson towards progress and success.
This is what Paul did in the encouragement he provided to Timothy. He proclaimed the Biblical truth that God did not give us the spirit of failure, therefore there is no place for failure and shame with God.
God gives us the spirit of success and provides an example to us through the life of Joseph.
1. A dreamer and a positive thinker of a shining future.
2. A person who was motivated.
3. A trustworthy person. He was faithful in all his actions and disciplined in his behavior.
4. A person with a loving heart. One who responded to his brother's personal assaults with goodness and kindness.
5. A wise and insightful person
Life teaches us that the weak larva that crawls on the ground becomes a beautiful butterfly that flies in the air after it passes through the stage of pain in its cocoon. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the electric lamp and of numerous other inventions, failed hundreds of times in his attempts to invent the electric lamp. Each mistake led him closer to the solution. Success involves navigating the ups and downs of life and situations.
As believing educators we believe that the Lord has a wonderful plan for the life of every student. Therefore it is our challenge to lead the students down pathways that will help them attain Godly success in life.
Principal of St. John School in Haifa
Head of Evangelical Convention of Churches in Israel
NBS Board Member
September 29, 2011