The Word This Week

2 Sept 2013 by Rev Dr Jai – 

 

Though I have fallen, I will rise (Micah 7:8)

 

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Arnold Plamer said, "The most rewarding things in life are often ones that look like they cannot be accomplished!"

 

" And the Lord said unto Joshua, see, I have given into thine hand Jericho" (Joshua 6:2)

 

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You know what? Everything God promised Joshua was on the otherside of Jericho's wall.  
Two important lessons for us to pick up here.

 

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No.1) Your blessing is on the other side of your problem! but the wall must be conquered and toppled before you can come into that blessing.
No.2) You got to fight for it! nothing comes by easy! Fight and overcome every limitation despite what the enemy throws at you. 

 

PRAYER CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

But remember one thing. You are not fighting alone with your own strength. "Then, how do I do it" you ask? Victory begins on your knees. You know something? Everything changed when Joshua prayed!. Some of your greatest breakthroughs will come through no other way except through prayers. God has a plan and he will reveal it to you if you seek Him with all your heart and mind on your knees.

 

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IN EVERY FAILURE THERE LIES YOUR TREASURE 
Remember Thomas Edison the man who invented the electric bulb? He had to try a 1000 attempts before the lights came on! Can you imagine how much of criticism could have been hauled on him. He said " I didn't fail 999 times, the electric bulb was just a one-thousand -step process!" You know what was his secret? Every time he failed he IDENTIFIED HIS FAULTS and MISTAKES then rectified them before he went on to the next step. It took 999 mistakes to be corrected before he arrived at his victory.

 

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Seriously, he could have given up! every time he failed but he knew he was moments away from his victory. He knew his blessing was waiting on the otherside of the wall and he was fighting like nobody's business to bring down the wall. He said : "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" 
 

YOUR MINDSET DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS

The road to success winds through multiple failures. Go ahead and use your faith and take the risk! Faith is not the absence of fear and risk. Faith is despite the fears, despite the risks you are willing to move forward. Listen! You will never cross the river by just starring at the water. If you are afraid to cross the road because you fear being knocked down by a car then you will remain where you are forever. Get up and try again!

 

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GOD CAN ONLY MEET YOU AT THE LEVEL OF YOUR EXPECTATION

Until you step out and do it,nothing in your life will change. Only action will bring it to life. Think big and dream big. When you are small minded you never succeed in life. If you are going to reach your highest potential you got to think outside the box. Give your dreams to God. God is a God who can bring your failures to success. In every failure there is a treasure hidden and you need to find it. Let Him handle it for you. God is a sovereign God. He is bigger than your mind. His plan for you is to help you succeed in life. No matter how many times you fall he will pick you up if you are just willing to get up and try again. 

 

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Failing doesn't make you a failure, quitting does!! Next time with God's help you will make it. But remember! Without discovering your mistake! a 1000 re-attempts will not make you a success!

 

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