For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.Proverbs 24:16
The journey will not always be smooth. There will be hurdles along the way which will require your attention. Life is not a bed of roses, it comes with its own challenges.
May I say that what lies ahead of us is what determines how we react to circumstances happening around us. If you know what price is set before you, you prepare and work hard to obtain that. Every challenge comes to reveal what we are made up of.
Athletes undergo strict training for crowns that do not last (1 Corinthians 9:25). Irrespective of the hurdles they face in their training, they try to overcome it and psyche themselves for the best.
No one actually prepares for a loss. But when it does happen, you need to rise up and move on. The righteous will fall seven times, but they will rise up (Proverbs 24:16). The shortfalls do not matter as much as your response to them.
A winner is not one who has never failed, but one who has learnt to overcome the “pressures” of failure and has used it as a catalyst to win again and again.
When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event, not a lifelong epidemic.Maxwell, John C. Failing forward. Harper Collins, 2007 pp. 28
Some thoughts you should consider:
- Am I facing any challenges in my quest to achieve my goals?
- Are these challenges due to my ignorance or mistakes?
- How can I solve these issues?
- What have I learnt from these shortfalls?
God bless you and remain a blessing. With lots of love.
StandOut Ministry International.