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November 2018

Some Will Say You Failed: Persevering in Every Season

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” – Psalm 37:3 NKJV

In life everyone has their own perspective on what failure means. Likewise, everyone has their own view of what success truly is. One day I watched an interview with Priscilla Chan (pediatrician, philanthropist, and wife of Mark Zuckerberg). The interviewer questioned Priscilla on an initiative that her and her husband invested a lot into financially. Priscilla spoke positively about the things they have accomplished with the initiative, however the interviewer mentioned that some would say their efforts were a failure.

Today I want to encourage you to keep going. Sometimes what the world sees as a failure, God sees as a success. Don’t feed into the lies that the positive strides you’re making is insignificant or a waste of effort, money, and time. Some may say you failed, but at least everyone will be able to say you tried! The world needs more people who will step up even if it seems foolish to the majority.

In the interview Priscilla also mentioned that their investments would take years and even decades to see the full benefits. So often people call something a failure prematurely. Practice patience. Just because we put a seed in the ground doesn’t mean a tree is going to spring up over night. It’s easier said than done, but trust in the Lord and continue to do good. Do not despise small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10). Also know that if ever you do fall or “fail” that God can always take our “failures” and turn them around for our good and the good of others.

Devotional Playlist:

It Ain’t Over- Maurette Brown Clark

You Are For Me – Kari Jobe

Way Maker – Sinach

 

 

 

Renew A Steadfast Spirit Within Me

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” – Psalm 51:10 NKJV

This month the phrase “Steadfast Spirit” has really been standing out to me. Some synonyms for the word steadfast include devoted, dependable, faithful, loyal, and solid. Clearly the word steadfast is so powerful and the thought of having a steadfast spirit is amazing. The key to having a steadfast spirit is intimacy with God and obedience.

So today let’s do a heart check. How devoted are you to God and His will for your life? Are you a dependable servant in the eyes of the Lord? Be transparent with God and ask Him to clean your heart and renew a steadfast spirit within you. When you fall short get back up and try again. The important thing is that we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14-15 KJV).

Steadfast Spirit

Devotional Playlist:

God’s On Your Side – Mississippi Mass choir

I’m Available – Rev. Milton Brunson

Better – Jonathan McReynolds