WIRED FOR BLESSING, EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED PART II
There is nothing associated with failure that is good. It is associated with defeat, breakdown and miscarriage. Nobody in his or her right mind plans to fail in any venture in life. Man is originally designed for success and progress. For instance time is a creature of progressive revelation; it does not stagnate and would never go back! God’s overall plan for man is made known in His word:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11
God blessed man at creation and gave man a commandment of bless. God also put in place a good plan for man; it is a plan that is devoid of failure, defeat and all the negative things associated with it. It is a plan that puts man on the success lane in all areas of life.
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified Version)
The Amplified version expanded makes it clear that disaster is not part of God’s plan for man. Wellbeing, future and hope are essential part of God’s plan for man. It literarily mean that the fear of tomorrow is really an attack from the pit of hell. Why should man be afraid of tomorrow when God that created man and tomorrow has already taken care of it? Incidentally, many people (believers inclusive) are paralyzed today because of the fear of tomorrow. Why should man be hopeless to the point of getting depressed or even contemplating suicide? God who is the Faithful (I Thessalonians 5:24) clearly said that it is part of His plan to give man both a future and a hope.
Brethren, there is no disaster ahead of you! Your future is great; you have hope because the giver of hope is your God. There is no evil around you and evil can never come near you! The God of peace has not just promised you peace; He has given you peace that passes human knowledge. II Peter 1:2.
Friends, according to the settled word of God. Psalm 119:89. The lowest level you will ever be and can ever be is where you are today. Things can only get better for you and not the other way round. Time only move in one direction; forward. This truth is not a function of your environmental factors; it is not tied to the socio-economic status of your state or nation; it is not a function of your educational qualification or your family social pedigree in the society; it is purely a function of the age-long Truth called the word of God. Remember, every other thing will change both in value and nature but the word of God stands for ever. Isaiah 40:8
Everything about you is original; not substandard. Everything about you is good; not imitation. Everything about you carries the stamp of the Creator; the stamp of blessing, the stamp of success and progress. Refuse to allow the situation around you to dictate anything to the contrary.
Even if you just wrote an examination or had a job interview and the result from human judges is screaming “failed”; that report is not the truth. Refuse to quit and refuse to blame anyone because right inside you is the empowerment to succeed. You are not a failure, you are success story waiting to be told. Everything it takes to be a blessing is inside you and all the virtues needed to succeed are in-built in you. Everything that a mango seed needs to produce a mango tree, many other mango fruits and eventually a mango plantation is right inside the single mango seed that may look “lonely”, “hopeless” probably “dry and useless”. There are heaven-valued treasures inside you waiting for expression.
Please make this confession of faith with me: “I am blessed; I am not cursed! I am a blessing not a burden; through me shall the families of the earth be blessed; nations shall be blessed through me. I am created for success and empowered to succeed in all areas of my life!”
Scriptures for meditation: Genesis 12:3; Genesis 22:18; II Corinthians 4:7
Jesus is Lord!