Have there been days in your life when you felt like everything is going wrong? You’re making mistakes here and there and it’s just turning you more into a failure? I’m sure everyone has gone through days like this, I know I have! Your daily life will never be perfect. Some days will be great, while other days may be filled with failure and disappointment. But know that the bigger picture of your life will come together into a great blessing.
When your day is going bad, think of the blessings that God has given you. Be in thanksgiving to him and that will bring you back up into a more positive perspective of your life. When you give thanksgiving to God, you will find that you have more to be thankful for than the amount of your problems. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayerand petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” From thanksgiving, the peace of God will enter your heart and mind.
Learn from your mistakes and be better! Don’t dwell on your mistakes because that will take you no where. Instead, accept your mistake use it to motivate you to be successful. Let your failures push you back up even stronger. I’m sure many of you have heard the story about Jonah and the whale. Jonah failed God by not listening to his orders to preach at the city of Nineveh. Because of his disobedience, he ended up in the stomach of a whale for 3 days and 3 nights. Jonah spent all those nights withthanksgiving to the lord. God then saved him by allowing the whale to vomit him back onto land. Jonah then went back up and ended up having the courage to preach at Nineveh which saved the people in that city. Jonah turned his failures and mistakes into success. When he was in the whale, he didn’t spend the 3 days complaining to God. He spent those days with giving thanksgiving and prayer to God. We should all use his example and apply it into our own lives. When you bring thanksgiving and prayer to God during your troubles, he will listen to you more than if you complain. Claim the power of God instead of your problems! There is power in claiming the word of God into your life (blog on Letting Fear Go talks about power of claiming God’s word).
You never know what blessings God has coming up for you. Never underestimate his blessings and love for you. Be filled with thanksgiving during your failures, and use it to motivate yourself into success. Just because you are in a state of failure doesn’t mean you have to stay as a failure. So remember, you can turn your failures into success.