We fail not because we are inferior. We fail because our dreams are superior. Because we expect more than the ordinary and venture boldy into the unknown to bend the world to our destiny. Failure is reason to celebrate. We are alive. Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.
If you’re feeling weak or conscious of a personal weakness today, you qualify for the power of the Lord to work mightily in and through you. This is how you can acknowledge your areas of weakness without stress and allow His grace to turn those areas of weakness into testimonies of His perfect strength. 2 Cor 12 v 9 says, “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Learn to encourage yourself in the Lord every day. You may have faced a lot of challenges and difficulties, but remember, He made you, He formed you, and He fashioned you just the way you are. Rather than be critical of yourself and what you think you’re lacking, start celebrating yourself and all your good qualities. Remember what God has done in your life.
Get in agreement with God and say, “Thank You, God, for who You made me to be. You made me to be more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I’m an overcomer because I have Your Word in me, and I will overcome this.” When you put your thoughts and emphasis on God and His Word, you will stop feeding those negative thoughts. Failure doesn’t define you, it forges you. A good man falls 7 times but keeps getting back up. I declare you will get up. You will persevere. You will be victorious in the name of Jesus.
You have to be faithful in the wilderness before God will take you into the Promised Land. When you keep serving with excellence, serving when nobody is watching, serving when you’re not getting credit, serving when it doesn’t look like it will ever change, then one day, you’ll come into a destiny moment where God opens a door bigger than you ever imagined.
There may be seasons where you have to endure disrespect, being put down, being seen in a bad light. People may keep hurling their insults, stirring up trouble, but that is not how your story ends. Keep doing the right thing. Keep fulfilling your purpose and there will be a time when the opposition is gone, the slanderers are silenced, the haters are humiliated. God knows how to defend your reputation. He knows how to promote you in the presence of your enemies. Despite what was said, despite what was done, you’re going to shine, you’re going to excel, you’re going to step into levels that you never dreamed. The Palmist said, “I will look in triumph at those that have hated me. Their humiliation will be obvious to all.”
Every day you stay in faith—you thank God that He’s working, you do the right thing when nothing is changing—your spiritual muscles are growing. You’re getting stronger, more determined, developing a greater trust in God. Instead of complaining about what’s not turning around, pass this test: see it as an opportunity to develop your faith. Don’t just go through it; grow through it. It’s serving His plan. It’s there to get you prepared, but you have to do your part and keep the right attitude. Keep being good to people that are not being good to you, keep excelling at work when you’re not getting credit, keep thanking God when you don’t see any sign of it. Don’t be discouraged because nothing is happening on the outside; something is happening in you. God is getting you prepared.
When Times are Hard God Remains Faithful: Sometimes our circumstances can be meaningless, confusing, and threatening. Sometimes we have giant fears and little faith, close enemies, and distant friends. Sometimes our burdens are unbearable and our pain unstoppable. Oftentimes our tears abound and troubles rebound. Sometimes our prayers are void and our cries are loud. Sometimes the enemy is loud but God seems silent. Our loved ones often leave while our enemies cleave. Sometimes everything that could go wrong will go wrong. But even in the toughest times, when you feel lonely, weak, and vulnerable in the face of impossible challenges, fear not. Even when God seems silent, His presence is always with us. Regardless of your many challenges, trust God and rest in His unfailing promises. He is more than willing and able to help you. He is all-powerful. He is faithful. He “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20)
God has gone to the ends of the earth to make sure that you will always know that, no matter what, He has got you covered. He will keep you at rest, He will strengthen you, and He will see you through the tough times. In everything you do, every trial that you face, and in every challenge, that comes your way, you should know that you have no reason to fret or worry. God is with you.
You may have things coming against you now, you don’t see how you can keep going. You could live worried, upset, but God is saying, “I’m going to carry you. I have you close to My heart.” He knows what you’re going through: the struggles, the lonely nights, the unfair situations. You’re about to feel strength that you’ve never felt, peace when you could be stressed, favour that will make things happen that you couldn’t make happen. You’re going to look back and think, “How did I make it through that?” It was God sustaining you. God is about to carry you out on eagle’s wings. You’re not going to just make it through; you’re going to soar to levels you’ve never dreamed.
It might seem productive to rush around nonstop, but your body, mind, and soul were not created to function that way.
In todays daily living, majority push their bodies non-stop until they almost collapse from exhaustion. Along the way they neglect what is essential, worshipping God. The Bible reminds us several times that we are to take time to rest.
The significance of rest is discussed several times in the Bible. When God created the Earth, He worked for six days and rested on the seventh day. God did not need to rest, but He did so to set an example for us to follow. Exodus 34:21 says, “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest”. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” Even in the midst of busy seasons, we are commanded to take time to rest.
Dedicating time to rest allows us to spend time in God’s Word and align our hearts with His, and we can return to our work feeling refreshed and able to put forth our best effort.
On this Saturday, give your worries to God and truly rest. Take a break from your busy schedule to find peace in the Lord’s presence, so that when you return to your normal day to day routine, you will do so with a newfound strength that comes from Christ.
Look after one another, in Good and bad times, but especially the weak or the vulnerable. How many times have you heard something to that effect, and how many times have you actually acted? The Lord reminds us to help each other, and it pleases Him to see us do so. Volunteering your time is perhaps the best one could do, but contributing to a food bank for example or sending donations also help! Act today! Is it better the hand that gives than the one that receives?!