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Marcus Lacewell
Romans 7:14-20
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
There are many causes of failure. One cause presents itself when a person feels that they are completely wrong, due to a few mistakes. Many people feel that a few mistakes are equal to many. So, if a few wrongs are done, many feel that they are already completely wrong. So, why try to do right?Though this is a believed fact, by many, these verses show that this statement is untrue, under the topic of sin. It is a known fact that the devil can cause someone to sin. Yet, some believe that sins (wrongs) are completely avoidable. Being that sin is always present in us, due to our flesh, the devil is not completely avoidable. Under the topic of sin, there is a difference between 'falling to sin' and 'living in sin.' So, a few wrongs (sins) does not equate to being completely wrong (sinful).Yet, it is not safe to assume that one can freely do wrongs, or sin, as long as it's only a few times. But, it is safe to assume that we are always vulnerable to sin/the devil (wrongs). In other words, a sinless (perfect) life should always be our goal. But, do not get hopeless over an imperfection. Failure, in my life, is unacceptable, to me. Whenever I have done, or do, wrong (what I consider as wrong) a big piece, of me, is mad at myself. I am mad at myself because I have failed at perfection. So, I make myself do more of what I don't want to do. I do this to deter myself from wanting to fail again.I want to be the best at everything. If I see someone do better than me (at something that I want to do), I will work harder until I am the best. Age, race, disability, etc. does not matter. If I fail at something due to age, race, disability, etc., I will keep trying until 'I' am convinced that success is not possible. Even then, I will be convinced that I failed because I did not 'work' hard enough. Many of my loved ones think that I am hard on them. But, I think not. I just hate to see anyone accept failure. Maybe this view will change, as I get older. But, I hope not. It has not changed yet. I will only be okay with meeting Death if I was in the process of striving to be the best. Acceptance of failure, to me, is a slippery slope. Before you know-it, 'Failure' is your friend. Unlearn.

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