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Monday, 17th May, 2021

Bible Reading: Proverbs 24: 15-16, Psalm 34:19, Micah 7:8

Memory VerseEven if good people fall seven times, they will get back up. But when trouble strikes the wicked, that’s the end of them. Proverbs 24:16 (CEV)

In 1995 he unsuccessfully applied for a job at Netscape. In 1996 he was ousted as CEO from a company he founded — Zip2. In 1999 the first product of PayPal was voted as one of the ten worst business ideas. In 2000 he was ousted from his company — PayPal — while on a honeymoon. In that same year, he almost died from cerebral malaria. In 2001 the Russians refused to sell him rockets he wanted to use to send mice or plants to Mars. In 2002 the Russians turned him down again — This is what gave him the impetus to start SpaceX. In 2006 his first-ever rocket launch ended in an explosion and millions of dollars lost.

In 2007 his second rocket launch ended in an explosion and millions of dollars wasted again. In 2008 his third and critical rocket lunch which also had NASA satellites onboard failed and exploded during launch. In December of that same year, both Tesla and SpaceX were on the brink of bankruptcy. In 2013 his rocket failed during landing in the ocean. In 2014, the Tesla model had several problems with spontaneous battery combustion. In 2015, he had a second and third explosion while attempting to land his rocket on a drone ship. In that same year, he had a fourth rocket explosion at launch. In 2016, Tesla Model X deliveries were delayed for more than 18 months. In that same year, his rocket exploded at launch for the fifth time with Facebook’s satellites for Africa onboard. The project was worth $300 million.

That same year, his rocket failed while attempting to land on a drone ship for the fourth, fifth, and sixth time. In 2017, he successfully launched a rocket into space and Tesla electric cars became the best selling cars. After several failures, he has now mastered the art of failing successfully. His net worth is $167.2 Billion — as at December 2020. He is also, the Founder, CEO, Lead Designer of SpaceX. CEO, Product Architect of Tesla, Inc. Founder of The Boring Company and X.com (now PayPal). Co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, and Zip2. Chairman of SolarCity. He has showed why failing is important to achieve what we want. Billionaires lose millions to become billionaires. Millionaires lose thousands to become millionaires. But the poor don’t want to lose anything, so their fears make them prisoners of poverty. His name is Elon Musk. Born, Elon Reeve Musk June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa.


1. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough ― Elon Musk

2. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour. ― Elon Musk

3. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today — Mel Robbins

Prophetic Decree: Your testimony shall swallow your past failures, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Eternal Rock of Ages, we thank You.

2. Altar of persistent failure in my foundation, catch fire, in Jesus name.

3. Authority of failure in my lineage, break by fire, in Jesus name.

4. Holy Spirit, please inspire me into uncommon progress, achievement, innovations, and discoveries, in Jesus name.

5. I receive the Spirit of courage, boldness, and perseverance in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  2 Samuel 16-18

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