As a scientist I know that one must generate a logical set of ideas about what, why, how, when, and where in order to partake in the discovery process. Seldom does one have a dream of a new compound or a new architectural or engineering structure and then immediately develop it without change to the original idea. Ignoring that Ironman made it look so incredibly easy to make an entirely new element the generation of that element was necessary because his initial invention was killing him. So, was the initial invention a failure, or just a stepping stone to a better one?
In our ideas about the decisions that make up our every day and those that lead to what looks like failure from many perspectives we should remember that although we may have chosen incorrectly we can still achieve success. When it comes to our ideas about God the Father, about Jesus, about the Holy Spirit and about how much attention we pay to each of them throughout the day we must view the times we failed to include or recognize Him as steps to an increasing awareness of His presence.
The great thing about Failure is that it happened? It may or may not happen again. The place where we have a willingness to risk failure is the place where faith increases. The place where we are willing to step forward in the midst of doubt is the place He is made strong.
Even Honda seems to recognize the value of 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NET