FAILING AND RISING

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“for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,” Proverbs 24:16

Robin Deakin was once labelled ‘Britain’s worst boxer’ after having won his debut in 2006, he proceeded to lose his next 51 fights, and his British boxing licence was revoked. However, Deakin never gave up, he had to fight in a boxing bout licensed by the Malta Boxing Commission in August 2015 and out pointed Latvia’s Deniss Kornilovs to record his first win after a catalogue of losses. He said, ‘I just wanted to get the win, I didn’t go in there to get the knockout. I wanted to practice what I’ve been learning. I isolated myself for five-and-a-half weeks and had nobody negative around me. Everything I did in the gym was coming together. The more I was in the gym, the more confident I was.
Failure is no respecter of persons, everyone fails at one thing or the other. Some of the champions of destiny have failed serially, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln and so on. Sometimes the route to success is paved with failure and you must be able to rise above failure in order to be successful. It is our reaction to failure that determines what failure is, whether it is an end, or just a bend. Some deny their failure and look for someone to blame while some take full ownership of it. You must take responsibility for your mistakes and failure but you should never allow it to define you. If you do or you allow the opinion of people to define you, you will never be truly free to live a life full of possibilities.
1.See failure for what it is. Champions of destiny see failure as a learning process. Thomas A. Edison said – “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. If you have failed ethically or morally, it offers you an opportunity to learn, repent, forsake those ways and make better decisions next time.
2. Have faith. Believe that failure will not write the last chapter of your life. Believe that the impossible is possible, win the internal war first. Winning is an inside job, have faith in God, yourself – you can do it and your God given abilities.
3. Bounce. Like a ball, bounce back. The harder you hit the floor the higher you should rise. Convert every negative energy to the positive and be determined that you will not stay on the floor but rise. Shun pity parties and negative people, stay focused.
4. Release your fear of failure. The fear of failure may keep you from trying again. Your experience may be your greatest enemy. Confront your fear and watch it vanish.
5. Examine your strategies. Why did you fail? What exactly sabotages your success? Jesus told Peter, change your strategy, launch into the deep, there are fishes there, and in the same place he toiled, he caught a record breaking harvest. May that be your story in Jesus name.

JOY

You know joy has come when you can dance without music, when your mouth becomes the musical instruments and the whole cells of your body becomes the choir. Vibrating in harmony to the beat of your soul. It doesn't matter if you are off key, it is not important if your steps are off beat as you do the shuffle, tears of gratitude may cascade down your eyes as your heart connects with the angelic choir in heaven as you know Unspeakable joy full of glory... In that single moment you know you are created for this... to bring forth HIS praise... Halleluyah... Let the whole earth sing HIS praise...

SMALL & BIG

Don't despise what you have, take time out to understand the potential of what you carry. It may look small to you or everyone else, but with God's involvement, your time and dedication it will become big. The big is in the small, a tiny seed can make a forest. Do something with what you have NOW, your future is in your seed. YOU WILL GET THERE...

STORMS

The presence of Jesus in the boat is not a guarantee that storms of life will not come, but it is a guarantee that they will not overcome you. Every doer of the word is guaranteed to outlast the storm. The 3 Hebrew children came out of fire to their places of prominence in a foreign land, Daniel came out of the the Lion's Den unscathed, Job lost all and gained much more back. Whatever you are going through, God has an unquencheable Laughter in stock for you that will erase the pain and pressure you are going through. See as HE sees you, on the other side of the storm, fully fulfilled and satisfied, nothing missing, nothing broken. HE is waiting for you on the other side. YOU WILL GET THERE...

RELATIONSHIPS

"How you handle relationships, will determine, if you will have open doors or will be standing before doors with broken knobs" God has scheduled the people in your life for a purpose, the challenge is to recognize them and the purpose for which they are in your life Most things that God wants to get to you, will come through the vehicle of relationships, an angel may not appear to u but God will use people "In life, There are people in life that you must not MEET and there are people in life that you must not MISS. The challenge is to know the difference."
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