Your Success Story Is Being Written
“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” II Corinthians 3:2-3
People have made millions of dollars writing about the problems and triumphs of their lives. You may have even purchased some of their stories yourself and been encouraged by their perseverance or dedication. When you stop and think about it, you have such a story! Your story is no less than inspiring than those you’ve read about.
Many of those stories are reflections of the what has transpired in their past, but now they’re looking back, inspiring us to move ahead. Their trouble becomes your inspiration to succeed. Looking at Paul’s troubles, he didn’t know what was going to happen next (II Corinthians 11:25). He was prepared to suffer for Christ acknowledging the times in which he lived in (II Corinthians 1:6). As we read some of the victories Paul experienced throughout his Christian walk, it was either in prison or in front of opposition. In the end Paul could say “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7). That’s INSPIRING. Fighting a good fight! Not some wimpy shuffling back and forth, but really getting down and dirty, fighting to WIN! Finishing the course that Christ had given him to complete. We sometimes quit in the middle of the course. We may not quit the trial, but we don’t complete the COURSE. There is a set of trials and work that needs to be completed in order to get your to your NEXT level in Christ. Don’t quit the course! In the middle of every problem we need to keep the faith. Keeping true to the calling of Jesus – maintaining the faith and not settling for what your ‘human nature’ would be ‘satisfied’ with. (I can go on about that!)
Right now, you may be in the midst of your problem, with no end in sight – just look ahead to the victory, the end of the your storm. Encourage yourself. Wipe the tears from your eyes, straighten up your shoulders, look your obstacles, problems and devils in the eye and FIGHT, FINISH & KEEP strong in Christ! Your Success Story is being written as we speak!