Author: Tyler Rollason

How do we deal with our failures?

I am very competitive and a sore loser. I truly believed, like many of us, that failure was not an option.  My failures have always taken a toll on me, but only recently have I seen how the Lord views my failures, and ultimately how he redeems them. But before I could ever be “…glad to boast about my weaknesses…” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NLT), I had to first fully understand what the Apostle Paul said to the Church in Ephesus about salvation, specifically, that “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it (Ephesians 2:8-9, NLT). We have to understand that it is simply by God’s grace that we have been saved. The Bible has made it clear, “everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23, NLT) and “not a single person on earth is always good and never …

Have you met Tyler?

I came to the University of West Georgia (UWG) as a freshman in the Fall of 2010. I planned to transfer to the University of Georgia, I only had to endure UWG for two years before I could make the move. Well, five years later and I am still living in Carrollton… Quite frankly, The City of Dreams won me over. I met a lot of people in my dorm hall my freshman year and got involved with different clubs and organizations on campus. One of the student organizations that I got plugged into was a college ministry called Campus Outreach (CO). I met a staff person with CO on my first day at UWG and as the semester went on, I got more involved. The ministry did a lot of fun things throughout the year and really focused on being intentional with freshman like myself. For the first time in my life I was having interactions with Christians that were, well, different. It wasn’t the cheesy and stuffy Christianity that I was exposed to in my …