Tozer on Failure and Success

Tozer on Failure and Success

Failure and Success: The Small and the Great – by A.W. Tozer

…Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with
humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
–1 Peter 5:5

Some time ago we heard a short address by a young preacher during
which he quoted the following, “If you are too big for a little
place, you are too little for a big place.”

It is an odd rule of the kingdom of God that when we try to get big,
we always get smaller by the moment. God is jealous of His glory and
will not allow anyone to share it with Him. The effort to appear
great will bring the displeasure of God upon us and effectively
prevent us from achieving the greatness after which we pant.

Humility pleases God wherever it is found, and the humble person will
have God for his or her friend and helper always. Only the humble are
completely sane, for they are the only ones who see clearly their own
size and limitations. Egotists see things out of focus. To themselves
they are large and God is correspondingly small, and that is a kind
of moral insanity. This World: Playground or Battleground?, 34.

“Lord, help me never to be too big for a little place. In humility
let me serve and revel in You as my ‘friend and helper always.’