We should never give up in believing that we are meant to accomplish great
things with our life. There are moments when we fail at a certain task and
we believe the lie that we're not good enough or that our best days are
behind us. What we must remember is that falling down is a part of life.
We must accept that not every trial will be a success and that failing
doesn't mean that we have failed; it simply means that we have another
opportunity to try again to reach success. Some of the greatest inventors
the world has ever known saw nothing but failure over and over and over
again, but they didn't give up. They knew they were meant for more. They
knew that greatness was within their reach. They just had to get through
the failing stage until victory and success was within their grasp.
Our greatest challenge is staying encouraged in the midst of the struggle,
in the midst of the difficulty, in the midst of the failing stage and
realize that success will come if we don't give in or give up. We are to
be confident in the dreams and abilities that God has placed within our
hearts and be steadfast in our faith that no matter what challenge we
face, victory will be ours. No matter what is going on around us and no
matter what everyone else is doing, let us hold on to our dreams and be
determined to bring them to pass. The Bible declares in Ephesians 6:13-14
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand
therefore...” We are to hold fast on what we know is our mission and do
all that we can to bring it to pass.
Whatever goals you have in your heart, hold on to them and don't let go.
Whether it is a calling from God to do His work or a more personal goal
that has been resonating in your heart, you should never believe that you
can't accomplish it. Believe in yourself as God believes in you and be
diligent in your pursuit. Don't give in to negativity, discouragement or
the naysayers. Believe, dream, dare and stay faithful until you reach the
success that you have aimed for. It may seem impossible in the beginning,
but stay faithful until impossible becomes reality.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to believe that you
can accomplish all that is within you.
MAGPIE FLIGHT SCHOOL
My neighbor has a number of mature spruce trees in his back yard and every
year a family of magpies nests in one of them. We are blessed that our back
yard often becomes the place for magpie flight school.
The young birds work their way to the end of a branch, and sit there
squawking for a while. Mother magpie is never far away, encouraging the
young ones to try again. A nest of magpies can make a lot of noise when it
is time to learn to fly.
After working up enough nerve and making a suitable amount of noise the
young birds jump, spread their wings and drop to the ground. Squawking
some more, they eventually jump up from branch to branch to climb back up
the tree, and repeat the process.
The young one goes back to the end of the branch, makes enough noise to
work up its nerve and tries it again.
Sometime during the process, they actually get airborne and soar a bit.
The first time they soar, it frightens them and they land quickly, unsure
of what just happened. Eventually though, they get the idea and fly and
soar at will.
As Christians we are often like those young magpies, we stay near the nest
and make a lot of noise. Sometimes we take a brief leap, then make a lot
of noise over the attempt and head for home.
Other times we actually get to fly a bit, and it surprises and frightens
us. We knew it was possible, but we didn't really think it could happen to
us and we stop in disbelief.
Now and then though, we get the idea and actually begin to do what we are
called to do and fly. To soar, empowered by Holy Spirit. We begin to
become the people of God that we are called to be. Other people see us
soaring and the sight turns their mind towards God.
Each of us is called to work in different ministries. Each of us is at a
different point in our faith walk.
Perhaps you haven't yet broken out of the egg or left the nest. Perhaps
you are standing on the edge of the branch squawking in excitement and
fear preparing to jump. Maybe you have just soared and it surprised you.
Perhaps you are like the mother magpie, knowing you can soar and that it
is your duty to encourage others.
Where ever you are in your walk, know that we are called to soar and are
empowered to soar, all for the glory of God.
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar
on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and
not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Do not grow tired of the attempt -- know that the Father has prepared a
ministry for you to excel at; to soar and bring Him glory. May you find
that ministry and soar in His presence, as He intended, according to His plan.
By Kevin Corbin
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and
heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside
Ezekiel 36:26-27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments,
and do them.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in
the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”
Psalm 118:5-9 “I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me,
and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me:
therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to
trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in
the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: WHAT YOU WILL BE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: MADE STRONG THROUGH WEAKNESS
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry