On Disappointments

Happy new year!

I strongly believe this year is going to be our year of BLESSINGS!

It’s been a while here, yes. I’ve been busy with university, family, placement, and ministry. I trust you have been doing great too.

This year, I would like to remind someone out there that whatever challenges you may be facing right now, there is going to be an end to them very soon. You wanna know why? Jesus Christ has won the battle already! He has given you victory over those challenges. Hallelujah, Glory to God! This is the good news, this is our Joy, hope and salvation. We know that even though things might not be going as we plan, we are rest assured that our future is bright. The one who feeds the sparrow stands by us. Many times when we are faced with battles of life, God uses them to train and build us to become better people.

Many times God will delay some things so we can depend on Him. When it comes to achieving goals in life, we tend to neglect God and focus on our own abilities, strength and money. We believe we can do it all alone. I will never forget my experience in the process of getting my UK driving license. That is a story for another day.

It is easy for you to feel unqualified and overwhelmed, even when you know in your heart that you can do something successfully. But that feeling of inadequacy is a good thing because it indicates you need God, and that you cannot do anything without Him.

Friends, God isn’t looking at your faults or failures. God looks at His ability to work through you. That is why sometimes He permits certain things to happen to prepare you for the greater things that you are yet to see. God needs you to come to Him just as you are, talk to Him and acknowledge that without Him you can do nothing.

We all need to understand that in the journey of life, there will be obstacles, persecution and oppositions to overcome. But God has overcome them all through Christ Jesus. Isn’t that amazing?

That means, you may fail that exam the first time. You may lose a fortune and struggle to earn a living. You may have problem in getting the right spouse. You may have health challenges. That doesn’t mean that you cannot fulfil your destiny. That doesn’t mean you will not pass. That doesn’t mean you will not meet your spouse.

This is to tell you that no matter what has happened in your past, failure cannot stop you from fulfilling purpose, however it is up to you to keep going.

Many times we listen to what others say about us, we allow negative words to affect our peace.

Listen, you are the only one who has the power to stop and give up. Don’t let anyone or circumstance cut off your pursuit for destiny or stop you from achieving your goals. So anytime you feel tempted to give up, remind yourself: “I am not going to let my present situation stop me. I have a destiny to fulfil. This failure is temporary. I am God’s own and he will help me to the the end.

12 comments

  1. Yeah!
    I confess:
    “I am not going to let my present situation stop me. I have a destiny to fulfil. This failure is temporary. I am God’s own and he will help me to the the end.”

    Mary, thank you for sending forth this word to envigour the heartbroken, downtrodden, frustrated and depressed. It’s a word for the hopeless and fainting and dying.

    Thanks for seeing and unveiling Christ in your experience. One thing i love in this article is this:

    “But that feeling of inadequacy is a good thing because it indicates you need God, and that you cannot do anything without Him.

    This is important, not (merely) for our own selfish desires, but for God to derive pleasure seeing that we have discovered our need for Him and we are continually, diligently and enthusiastically seeking Him, just as He desires.

    I look forward to reading more of your articles.

    Shalom, Agape!

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