Greetings My Friends;
This message is basically about discouragement and not giving up. Trusting in the Lord, no matter what.
Most of us have something in our lives at some time that we either want to do, or feel led to do. I believe that the key to success in any field is to stick to it, regardless of how discouraged you may get.
Take a look at people and sports. They start out early in life, and work their tails off to get better at what they do. It seems that some are blessed with talent and the rest not so much. The odds of making a living at football for example are astronomical, but hundreds of men do it. In spite of those odds, many just stick to it and would not think of giving up.
Musicians in the marketplace are a dime a dozen. Yet thousands pursue this dream. Many practice hours a day, even for years and never make it professionally.
I think it is pretty clear that one of the ingredients to success that is common to most people is sticking to it. Theoretically the harder and longer you work at whatever you're doing the better you will get.
Take preachers as another example. There are thousands and thousands out there. Many know the Bible inside, and out and nobody has ever heard of them. Still year after year, many more become preachers. Some have thousands of followers, and some only a handful of people.
The largest group is the average work every day, ordinary person. You work at a job and get very good at it, but get little or no recognition. You have responsibilities, and couldn't give up if you wanted to.
What is sometimes or should I say most of the time overlooked by most of us, is the fact that God has a plan for each of us. You may be a worker, or a football player that hasn't made the big time, but that doesn't mean you do not have the favor and grace of the Lord. Chances are you have influenced someone in a way that was God's plan for you or them.
The Lord's plan for us is always at work, it is up to us to trust in Him and follow what He puts in our hearts. We influence someone, someone influences us, all to help each other in God's plan. Don't get discouraged or give up. As it says in Proverbs 3:5 – 6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths".
Keep the Lord in your life, accept His plan for you to keep going. Your life will never be one of failure if you follow His plan. Remember, God loves each of us as his children, and wants to bless us.
God Bless You And Remember
Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation;
"Oh God in Heaven, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive your Word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen"
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