"Are you willing to accept responsibility?"
And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
1 Chron 21:17
John C. Maxwell lesson : Times of failure not only reveal a leader's true character, but also present opportunities for significant leadership lessons. After a major victory over the Philistines, King David made a major mistake. The king st...opped trusting God for the defense of his nation and undertook a census to measure his military power. David's willingness to take responsibility for his foolish action demonstrated his depth of character. He repented and accepted punishment from the hand of God, trusting in the grace of God. Even so, David's error snuffed out the lives of seventy thousand Israelites. When leaders mess up, many people suffer.
Many leaders attempt to hide failures, blame others, or run from God. But David admitted his failures and repented. Although he faced many difficulties, David worked to restore his relationship with God and did whatever he could to minimize the consequences of his failure in the lives of others.
What I says:
Therefore, failure won't harm you, or letting you in the disgraceful position. He just want to re-adjust you old mindset to His way of thinking. But most of us fail to understand His work due to pride. Humble me more, O Lord!!