Moses, the great patriarch could have given up easily. He had an interrupted childhood and he didn’t live with his own family. He had a bad temper, he was affected by stuttering and he had a criminal record, but when God called him, at the end he accepted.
Joshua had seen the Promised Land and then he was forced to wander in the desert for 40 years with cowards who didn’t have faith, people who weren’t able to conquer their enemies. He could’ve surrendered to discouragement, but he was willing to obey and move forward whenever God tell him to.
Peter had a hard time transitioning from challenging from a fisherman to a fisher of men. He sank while trying to walk on the water, he was strongly reproached by Jesus for trying to tell him what to do and finally he denied the Lord when he needed him the most. He could’ve seen himself as a helpless loser. But when the opportunity came to preach the Gospel of Jesus in front thousands on the day of Pentecost, he answered.
No matter what you’ve done. No matter your mistakes. You never fail until you stop trying.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”