FRIDAY 26TH AUG.,2016
TOPIC: FAILURE AND SUCCESS
TEXT: NEHEMIAH 2:20 “So I answered them, and said unto them, The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no heritage or right or memorial, in Jerusalem….”
To turn your failures into successes you need to do two things:
1) Realise that God wants you to succeed because you’re His child. In the face of overwhelming obstacles and enemy threats, Nehemiah announced, ‘…The God of heaven will give us success…’ and God did!
2) Realise that failure is a teaching tool. The greater the failure, the greater the opportunity to learn from it. Moreover you must acknowledge the teaching potential in your mistakes and commit to learning, growing and changing as a result. Someone said, ‘I’m not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.’. Beloved, on the road of Success you would encounter embarrassing failure after embarrassing failures, but refuse to give up.
Often, you would be ridiculed for your perseverance. Nevertheless,be resolute in your walk with God in any assigned task before and ahead of you. Stop labelling your failures as negative. There are very few real failures in life—only options. Some options work, others don’t. The truth is, with God on your side you’ll win if you persist! (Read Ps.71:1-3; 105:4 and Daniel 1:8).
MEDITATION: Ruth 4:14
STUDY THE BIBLE
JN 7:1-24; 1CHR 27 & 28; ZEC 12