Wednesday, March 30, 2011

From Failure To Fortune

Harlan Sanders had just turned forty. No matter what he tried, he failed. Nothing he did worked. He was discouraged and disheartened.

Then, one day someone said to him, "Life begins at forty!" He decided to open a gas station. Shortly afterward, he added a luncheonette. People said that his chicken was tasteless. Rather than giving up on his tasteless chicken, he worked on new and different seasonings.

One day he finally combined the right seasoning in the right amount for his recipe and called it Harlan Sanders’ Fried Chicken. It soon brought him fame and fortune and the governor of Kentucky made him a Kentucky Colonel. It was the beginning of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Through his faith in God, he turned failure into fortune and his tragedy into triumph and gave God the credit for his success.

Life began at forty for the Colonel because he trusted God. Hard work and trusting in God's grace makes all the difference.

Prayer: Father, help us to realize that failing does not make us a failure, but our lack of faith will. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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