Why You Will Give Birth To More In The Future Than What You’ve Lost In The Past

Hey guys,

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.

Make Lemonade

Hey guys!

Most of us are familiar with this quote: If life hands you a lemon – make lemonade.

It is inevitable that not everything you do, all the time, will go according to plan or make you happy. In other words, try to turn your setbacks into a positive, and never simply accept that something g went wrong making you uncomfortable/unhappy, and that there is nothing that can be done about it.

Take for instance, you try starting your car but it didn’t respond. Everyone knows how frustrating that is, especially when you have an important meeting or engagement. Well the fact is that you have to accept the frustration, but at the same time recognize that you have been presented with some unexpected opportunities to make yourself happier. You can now take a walk and enjoy the fresh air and use that as an exercise, instead of sitting in traffic, or been stopped by VIO or road safety in the case of my country Nigeria.

Setbacks can free you to do something you will enjoy. Never allow setbacks to push you back always, find a way to turn it to your advantage.

How do you react in times of setbacks, troubles, or challenges?

Be Grateful For Setbacks

Setbacks, while never enjoyable experiences in their own right, can nevertheless offer some important opportunities, and if appropriately managed can lead to improved happiness. They can, for instance, provide opportunities to revise your plans for happiness and fulfillment in your life, to take stock and to see if you are heading in the right direction, or whether things need to change; and if they do, a setback might provide the impetus to making things happen.

At the very least, a setback should create a hiatus sufficient to get things underway. If you’re having problems in any area of your life, a setback can be seen as an opportunity to take a new and inspiring approach to finding a solution and, used correctly, it can create new routes to happiness. Setbavks can also offer new ways to grow, providing the opportunity to try new things, creating the space for new exploration and discovery, as well as building character. It is also in such times that you will find out who your real friends are. This can be harsh to discover, but it does atleast give you the opportunity to rid yourself of anyone who is not a positive influence in your life, and to create new relationships and friends with people who are. Whatever the setback, a positive attitude and a robust response will give you an opportunity to come back even stronger than before, and to prove to yourself that you can do so.

NB: Nobody prays for a setback in life, life just take its course.

Inspired by Matt Avery.