How many of you did everything right, obeyed all the rules and followed every procedure, but still failed?
You had a plan. You had goals and you were very confident you were on the right track, but you experienced a set back.
I have been through it; I got through it and now, I am over it.
There was a man in the Bible who was said to be righteous and perfect.
Job 1:1 KJV There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
He did everything right, but he suffered series of misfortunes.
Many of us try to find a reason for everything that happens in our lives. We blame everything around us; we forget that life is not all sunshine and rainbow.
Sometimes, there are tornadoes and hurricanes which we have no control over.
What do you do when things go wrong?
1⃣ HAVE FAITH!
What then is faith?
Hebrews 11:1 KJV Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Don’t judge based on appearance or current circumstances. Have faith that the bad times have not come to stay; they have come to pass. Have faith!
2⃣ HAVE PATIENCE.
Develop the mentality of waiting for your time; don’t expect things to change overnight. Engage in consistent and persistent action. It takes time to build great things; take your time. Be patient, so you don’t end up being a patient.
3⃣ KEEP GRINDING.
Keep working even when it hurts; don’t stop because it hurts. Yeah, it really hurts, but keep working. Are you going through hell? Keep walking! Daily relentless pursuit will get you there.
Surround yourself with those who get it. Inspire yourself from within and be reminded that life may catch you on the blind side even when you have a plan; however, it shouldn’t stop you. You should understand that you decide to either make it a stumbling block or a stepping stone.
Once we are not quitting…
We shall win
Perhaps not immediately