“Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. (James 1:9-12 NIV)
True Christians often should take more pride in their “failures” on Earth, because we usually earn more rewards for heaven when we go through “failure” than when we experience “success.” We have fewer opportunities to learn patience, love, and faith when things go well with us financially.