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Resilience

Mon, Jan. 26, 2015 Posted: 07:45 PM


God has given you a great vision. He has spoken to you, and He has made it clear of what He has called you to do. As instructed by the Lord, you have begun to take the initial steps towards your goal. You are excited and encouraged. Your heart is full of faith, and you are anticipating great things. Then, you experience a major let-down. What do you do? Do you give up, or do you bounce back and keep going?

Accept the following: When you are called to do a mighty work, the journey will not be easy. You will experience many disappointments, along with various forms of adversity. You may even begin to question what God has spoken to you as it relates to what He has appointed you to do. You may think that perhaps you misunderstood God’s words to you. For a moment, you may even think that God has reneged on His promise. Let us be honest. These thoughts momentarily enter the minds of many individuals, including some of the most spiritually mature Christians. However, we know that God does not lie. He keeps His promises. He simply asks that we fulfill our duties.

Do not allow a disappointment (or several disappointments) to cause you to develop and maintain a defeated mindset. We may become discouraged at times. We may even become frustrated at times. However, we must be resilient. Resilience is defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. In other words, resilience is the ability to bounce back after experiencing some form of difficulty, and it is an important quality to possess. That same motivation and determination you had when you started your journey should be the same motivation and determination you have after you hit a “bump” in the road. Satan is constantly looking for ways to discourage us. He wants us to doubt God, which is why faith is also important. If you are one who greatly struggles with bouncing back from life’s disappointments, then I encourage you to pray about it. Ask the Lord to help you with this, and He will!

Let-downs are inevitable. However, resilience, faith, determination, and obedience to God are all needed to ensure the vision the Lord has given you becomes reality. Now, back to my original question - You experience a major let-down. What do you do? Do you give up, or do you bounce back and keep going?

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