Dear Reader what failure are you dealing with at the moment? Are you at the verge of quitting? you are frustrated, you feel like nothing good can come out of you, Those you started with or even those you started before are already ahead of you, you feel like you just can’t seem to get anything right, The whole world is against you, everyone is secretly talking about you, No one can possibly understand what you are going through, you are depressed, you have actually thought about ending your life, you just want to go into hiding and not be seen, you are not good enough, No one can love a woman or man like you, you have to constantly keep proving yourself, you can’t trust anyone because those you trusted in the past disappointed you, you don’t know what next, God feels so far away, you don’t know where the next tuition/rent will come from, you see a pattern replicating itself, you are lost, you are defeated, No one ever amounted to anything in your family and you feel you are not any different from them, everyone is better than you, you have no gift, you are just useless…… whatever it is stop Right there!!!
GOD SAID HE LOVES YOU, YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYES, HE HAS CALLED YOU FOR THE NATIONS, STOP BEATING UP YOURSELF, STOP THE PITY PARTY, GET UP!!!
Yes you have failed but it is not the end of the world, No successful person got to the point where they are now by quitting and feeling sorry for themselves.
1st Samuel chapter 30: 1-6 tells us about David and his men coming back home from war and finding out that the city had been burnt down and all of their women and kids had been captured by the Amalekites. You can imagine being a president of a nation and coming back home from a journey just to find out all the women and kids of your country have been kidnapped, Think of the pressure that will be on you , you might even drop Dead. King David found himself in this exact situation and they all began to weep. The men of the land started plotting to kill David so that was ten times more pressure on David but the Bible accounts in the 6th verse that
Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God.1st Samuel 30:6
Wow David felt strengthened and encouraged in the lord. I realized from this verse that making a conscious decision and effort to hold on to God and His word is really vital because there are times when life will hit you hard, what will you do ? no one encouraged David, they all had their issues and same thing goes to us while you are going through a hard time others are also battling with their issues and the encouragement or support you need from them might not come. So I ask again what will you do? David had to encourage himself in the lord meaning there is an encouragement that man cannot bring, it can only be found in God. When all else fades God is the only thing which stands firm and sure.
Do not be discouraged, be encouraged, Do not fear, you are a success, you are not a failure, you are more than enough, you can do all things with Christ by your side,you are a victor not a victim.
YOU CANNOT GIVE UP NOW, REMEMBER GOD IS JUST A PRAYER AWAY.
Have a blessed Day ahead