Human beings are different from the physical universe. Only the earthly projects are associated with failure, as embodied in the physical universe and not destined for eternity. This is different from the spiritually designed projects, for those appreciating being God’s children. The bottom line is that there is nothing to stop or causing God’s children to fail in their endeavors.
The planet earth represents death, which is the ultimate failure of all living organisms, except God’s children. A human being is not part of this world. Therefore, it is an error of all time, for humans to equate themselves with the physical universe. As God’s children, humans were Heavenly designed.
While failure was never intended for humans, failure is associated with humans, as long as they behave like other species of this world. The only cause of failure among humans is ignorance of their identity, knowledge of which is the starting point in handling all problems. Jesus is embraced by many, but very little is understood of Him.
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20-21).
Jesus’s statement suggests that all failures are caused by lacking faith. But what kind of faith was Jesus talking about? Apparently, this is different from the idea of trusting Jesus to solve one’s own problems. Hence, Jesus castigated His disciples for waking Him up to calm the raging seawaters:
Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm (Matthew 8:23-26) (NIV).
This type of faith implies appreciating one’s own identity, as God’s child. When not appreciating being God’s child, certainly, the result is lacking faith. Jesus used this fundamental principle when establishing His church. Without this datum, those claiming to represent His church are fake (Matthew 16:16-18).