“Now after him was Shammah…
And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils,
and the people fled from the Philistines,
but he took his stand in the midst of the plot,
defended it and struck the Philistines;
and the Lord brought about a great victory.”
2 Samuel 23:11-12
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, agasint the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. …Stand firm…” Ephesians 6:10-13
Remember that Satan’s weapons are speculations, lies, and pride. (2 corinthians 10:3-5). Stand against these using the word of God and a pure and repentant and humble heart. Stand firm.
A faltering or failed venture does not make you a failure. Let God use every situation in your life to build you up into the young man that God created you to be. Stand firm.