Robert Schuller, in his book Tough Minded Faith For Tender-Hearted People, said,
“Regrouping may mean little to you, but it is a very meaningful term in military strategy. When the enemy lines collide and the battle (not the war) is over, the side which suffered the apparent defeat does not contemplate surrender, it speaks about ‘regrouping.’ They analyze why they lost, calculate the weak spot in the enemy’s lines, and develop a new strategy for effective counterattack.”
Jim Rohn, philosopher and business expert said, “Defeat is nothing but education; it is the first step towards something better.”
In 2 Corinthians 4:8, 9, Paul declared, “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going” (TLB).
Edmund Vance Cook had the right idea. He writes:
“You are beaten to earth?
Well, well, what’s that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It’s nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there – that’s disgrace.
The harder you’re thrown down, why, the higher you bounce;
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn’t the fact that you’re licked that counts;
It’s how did you fight and why?” 3
“Defeat strips away false values and makes you realize what you really want.”
Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center
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