How sad that is to me that people judge you by your looks, fame rather than seeing deep on your talents and skills set.
Fortunately, our God see beyond what humans see in us. But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16.7
Friends, let not your temporary failure, setbacks bring you down. This is a necessary phase that we all go through, (some last longer while others shorter). No need to compare, just ride it through not on your own! Relying on our own strength is weak and we get fatigue easily, we need to borrow strength from God - whose supplies is infinite and generous in amount.
Think from the end of where you want to be - let those happy feelings swell over you, bit by bit, hours by hours, day by day. Nobody can do this for you but yourself. We are all born to be winners and winners do not quit in their journey. We all fail but that does not mean we are a FAILURE. A failure is when you give up and so long we do not give up, we have another day to fight.
1 Peter 2:1-3 So get rid of every kind of evil, every kind of deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander. Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation. Certainly you have tasted that the Lord is good!
Think about it before we throw out this verse! It make sense when you are cool and no longer harbour hatred, anger within you. I had something inside of me - some things not quite the way I want it to be - a mixed feelings of disappointment, betrayal and anger. I thought my run (usually) would help me flushed out this negative feelings but I discovered I was holding on to these emotions longer and harder than I should. The result? My run was not as enjoyable as I want it to be. It was not my legs that were heavy but the heart that still holds on to these unpleasant and unwanted feelings that caused the heaviness.
Children are quick to get angry (when they don't get what they want) but they too are quick to forget and make up with their friends in a short time. Why do we adults behave differently then? Is it our pride that hold us hostage? To grow, we must look forward and not look behind the past. We forgive others and we must also forgive ourselves for we too have sinned. Each time, we do not forgive, we are in a way, standing still or degenerating.
It is not easy, I know but it is a process that we must be willing to take. The more we practise, the better we get and the more we forgive and forget the mistakes of others and our own. When we can do that at ease, then we have outgrown ourselves in some way as we see things from a different perspective and lean closer to God's view.