It is a New Year and am happy we all scaled through. Last year might be challenging to most of us in various ways affecting our lives. All I believe in is that nothing is ever too late.
Don’t give up on yourself because God has not given up on you; He knows that He put seeds of greatness in you. You have something to offer that nobody else has. Everyone is unique in his/her own ways. He’s given you noble dreams and desires. Too often, however, we allow challenges, disappointments, and setbacks to daunt us, and before long, we find that we’re not pressing forward anymore. We’re not extending; we are have lost hope about making it in life.
Surprisingly, most people who are talented and gifted are the ones that go through unfortunate situations in life: abuse, divorce, and neglect, addiction, and many more. In this case, it is very easy for people to think, why am I unfortunate. Why is this happening to me?
Sad to say, the enemy knows something about what’s on the inside of you. He knows the power you carry, your potential, gifts, and purpose in life. He makes sure he does everything he can to stop the seed from germinating. He doesn’t want your dreams and talent to shine for the world to see. H e wants you to live a normal mediocre life that you will see satisfactory, instead of growing higher and enlarging your coast to a better fulfilling life.
But get this. God did not create anybody without putting something extremely valuable on the inside. Life will bring it’s storm through setbacks and disappointments. In the natural, you don’t know how to rise higher. You have to stand firm and know what you are worth, know what you have on the inside, know your right because you know who you are through Christ Jesus. I am full of I can do power, and am surely going to rise up even when I fall flat on the ground, I will surely rise again.
Remember when Paul the Apostle advised is protégé Timothy to “stir up the gift within you”. Similarly, you need to stir up your gifts, desires, talents, and dreams. Maybe these positive qualities are buried beneath depression, overthinking, and discouragement of people telling you that it is impossible; beneath fears, weaknesses, and failures.
But the good things of God are still present. You have to do your part digging them out.
This year will be your year of restoration.
Thanks to Joel Osteen for some key hints in this post.
How does a flower grow from a small weed into something beautiful? It doesn’t take much. It has to be planted in the right place, good soil. And it has to receive nutrition, water and sunlight. When a flower has these things, it will begin to grow and develop into what it was made to be. The same is true for us. God created each of us with a purpose. As long as we have good soil in our lives (A core group of faith filled close friends.) and proper nutrition (A solid relationship with God through his word and prayer.), we have all we need to be successful. We are different from the flower because we are unsure of what we want to be. Therefore, we have difficulty growing into who God made us to be. The truth is, if like the flower, we knew who we were in Christ, we would have no issue. Proverbs 18:21 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Believe through faith who the Word of God says you are and begin to walk in it. You will begin to grow into who God wants you to be.