Topic — A Definition Of Success: Bouncing Back! [Monday, November 20, 2017]
Basic Scriptures: Proverbs 24:1-16
After a major fire at an office complex that involved huge losses, the company chairman wrote to me and thanked God that none of the worker was harmed in the incident. Furthermore, he made the following statements: “If you have a little setback, we must rise again. This is the definition of success.”
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is full of amazing stories of men/women who disgraced setback and bounce back. Get your self-confidence back! Proverb 24:15-16 proclaims: “Lay not wait O wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place for a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again … “ That is the key of success: the ability to bounce back! No matter how long the night takes, realize that the morning is coming!
Was Joseph not flesh and blood like you? He was hopeless for 17 years waiting for an elusive dream, yet in end, he succeeded! Success is realizing that after the cloud, the rainbow will come! No one achieves true success at their first attempt. It is important to learn from your failures by being aware of and understanding your weak points or failures. It will allow to work on them and turn them and turn them into your strengths! Heaven is sending a message through today’s devotional to you: Learn how to wait and bounce back, because at one time or the other, all men fail! Reject self-pity!
The great men /women you hear about today e.g Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, etc, failed once or often before they became great. If they have allowed self pity to conquer them, will you have heard of them? Won’t people hear of you? Refuse to give up! Sometimes, like a garden which requires cultivation, your pain could be sign that: The great farmer – Jehovah is at work I your life! Refuse to quit! 80% of success is just being there no matter what! As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, I see you bouncing back mightily! Amen!
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Prayer Points: Take any song of worship as led.
1. Grant me the grace Oh Lord never to give up in the midst of battles! Fire me Lord, to bounce from failure!
2. Lord, turn every battle of this year into my button of success!
3. By the grace of God, I shall not dwell in the valley of casualties in life and ministry. I will shine as a winner for generations yet unborn! So help me God (Pray it well till something happens). Pray about today as led now.
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By Bishop (Dr) Chris E. Kwakpovwe (Cek)
Publisher/Writer Of ODM And
Rev (Mrs) Flora E. Kwakpovwe (Fek)
Co-Publisher/Writer Of ODM.