If at first you don't succeed dust yourself off and try again. You must never give up because anything worth having is worth fighting for. The problem with people is that we want everything instantly. No one wants to work for anything anymore they want everything handed to them. Even in relationships we want it easy and when it starts to get hard we jump ship. Nobody ever said life was going to be easy but i know God didn't bring me this far to leave me. Romans 5:3-4 says Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. James 1:12 says Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. You must persevere and always work hard. Greatness doesn't just happen you have to fight tooth and nail for it. People will see your failures and make you believe your goals aren't possible but you only fail when you give up. What if when Michael Jordan didn't make his school basketball team he quit playing basketball? What if when Einstein was labeled a dunce he quit thinking? Great people fail at things over and over again that process is what makes them great. You beat the odds every time you try again and it makes you hungry for success. You can do or be anything you put your mind to. Bill Gates didn't become a billionaire in a day and neither will you. Keeping fighting for what you believe in and you can make your dreams a reality.
When you have confidence in your purpose you know what you are suppose to do in life and you trust in your ability to accomplish it. You have to first know who you are and realize your potential. You have to have confidence in yourself and confidence in God. Confidence is important in succeeding in anything. You can't let doubt diminish your confidence because that strengths your fear. We have to keep trying at things until we get them right. There is no reason why you can't be a millionaire, a singer, a chef, a boxer or anything you desire. Doubt and fear are holding you back from your true potential. Let go of the fear and doubt in your life to allow for better things to enter.
Sometimes in life people put you down and try to make you believe you aren't good enough. We often let people put us in the less than category when we belong in the more than. I'm here to say you are somebody because God says you are. There is no need to prove your worth to others. You may not be as rich, as smart, or as tall, you may not have everything figured out but that doesn't make you any less of a person. Sometimes we are put at a disadvantage to make us stronger, to prepare us for what’s ahead. Isaiah 40:29 says “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” We have to stop trying to be someone that appeals to others who have no heaven or hell to put us in. Heaven isn't a hot nightclub where the cool people only get in; it’s a place for the humble, the meek and the righteous. People will keep you down if you let them, that’s why you have to be strong and know whom you are. Know that money, cars and clothes don't make the man, these things are just accessories meant to make us look good. There is more to life than looking like somebody, you should strive to be somebody so when all the worldly things fade away you will still shine. If you stand for something you will fall for anything. You are somebody if only you and God know it.
We often allow ourselves to get fooled by people. You have enemies that are pretending to be your friends. People that act like they want you to succeed but they secretly hope you fail. People that continuously pump negative thoughts into your brain. You can’t let others people downfalls deter you, just because they cant do something doesn’t mean you cant. The truth is more than half the people you know are at their climax in life, not because of lack of ability but because of lack of confidence. These same people see the confidence in you and they are envious of it some may even be afraid of it. Psalms 118:6 says “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” The answer is nothing. Think of these people as bullies, when you stand up to a bully they usually back down some still want to fight but they can’t win. 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 says “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” If you want more you can have more but the first step is to believe in you and have confidence in the process.
© 2015 Aquila Taite
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13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.