Failure is not a failure when you fail; it can only become a failure when you have failed and refused to rise up and move on. In Failure Is Not Final, Kaeren McGrowder shares her experience about becoming pregnant in the church while still serving in the ministry. She honestly relates her inspiring story regarding her journey from falling from grace to gracious recovery.
The authors story portrays the essential keys needed to overcome shame and guilt and to be transformed by the love of Jesus Christ. The crucial key is true repentance, like the story of the prodigal son in the Bible: I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father I have sinned (Luke 15: 1718). This true repentance involves humility (I will arise), acknowledgement of sin (I have sinned against heaven and before thee), and faith in action (And he arose and came to his father) (Luke 15: 20).
No matter how serious the case may be, in spite of failure, shame, guilt, and rejection in life, we can overcome, recover, and be transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.