To be successful, one must learn to do uncommon things and break new frontiers. Having a huge success in life takes a lot of work. One must be willing to confront discomfort, distractions and doubt, and act in spite of them. Let’s look at R. H. Macy, the founder of Macy’s department stores. Throughout his life, R.H Macy started seven different businesses and he failed in all, prior to achieving success.
When asked what sustained him through failure after failure, he replied, ‘Purpose and persistence.’ That’s what separates those who achieve from those who merely dream! It’s why Apostle Paul wrote: ‘Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.’
In Second Corinthians chapter two Paul asks the question, ‘Who is equal to such a task?’ And in chapter three he answers it: ‘Our competence comes from God’ (2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV 2011 Edition). We’re aware of our limitations when it comes to meeting the needs of our families, fulfilling the demands of our jobs, persevering in spite of the energy drain and the chronic pain, battling a long-standing habit, learning a new job after being laid off, staying in a difficult marriage, and finding the strength needed to keep forging ahead when our dreams fail.
We pretend we’ve got it together. We act like we’re capable of handling any situation, but deep down we know we’re not. The truth is, without God’s grace and power we are inadequate.
Let’s continue to do our bit as we push ourselves towards success. As Christians, let’s pray to God to grant us divine wisdom to take the best decisions. We don’t need to go round and round before we succeed, no, with the right steps, achieving success can be a little easier.
May God guide us as we seek His face this week.
Peace and Love!
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