We can go through life, living the same way, going through the same routines, day after day, and we’ll get the same disappointing results time and again. Or we can take on the challenge of starting over afresh and renewed in the spirit of our mind. It isn’t easy to begin again when the same failures still try to hinder us from reaching out for a fresh anointing. After all, every time that we try something new, we become disillusioned and ultimately reap another failure to add to our disappointments.
Have you ever thought that those disappointments and failures are nothing more than the Lord teaching us that we need him? He allows circumstances into our lives that will strengthen us. It is during our greatest weaknesses that the Lord shows his greatest strength to us.
If you are continually lacking in his blessings it is time to get your eyes off of others and learn of him what he would have you to do. This is the will of God for your life: the interruptions, the disappointments, the failures, the rejections, and all of the other negatives. They are necessary to perfect you, although difficult to endure.
Without God in our lives, we’ll not be able to stand up to the onslaught of the world. But we must remember that we don’t have to stand alone! He is more than able to conquer any situation.
He is the Lily of the Valley. In the valley you may find thistles and thorns and tangling vines that would try to choke your worship to silence. Don’t give in to the temptation of complacency. It is not good to be defeated when the Lord has already won the battle. He has the victory, but unless we believe it, it will not manifest itself into our life.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. He hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all that mourn.
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion to give unto them beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that he might be glorified.
They shall build the old waste places, they shall raise up the former desolations and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:1-4).
When circumstances interrupt your life, you have a choice to let them defeat you, or to pick up and let God make you stronger. To overcome, is to keep the victory, even when we travel an unfamiliar path by faith. Always remember that God is in control.