Today, I wanted to post an encouraging short video (less than 4 mins long) that is a voice over of Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church. Always look forward at possibilities and do not look back at your setbacks as a measuring stick to whether or not you’ll succeed in life.
The Bible even tells us to do this one thing:
Philippians 3:12-14 – 12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
It is important that we lay aside the naysayers in our lives and focus on what we have to do in order to succeed. How you view failure(s) will determine whether or not you’ll press on forward to pursue to succeed. In my opinion, failures are learning lessons of what not to do next time. They do not define your true capabilities to achieve greatness.
If you choose to define yourself on the basis of failures, you’ll fail to learn the lessons that you could learn from them in order to see what it is that you must do in order to overcome any obstacles. You only lose in a race when you decide to stop running it. It really doesn’t matter what position you come in when you run a race…the important part is simply finishing it. So in everything that you do in life, do not focus on the runners beside you…focus on your goal and reach it. Those that cross the finish line after refusing to give up are the true winners in life.
If you choose to start something, finish it. Learn from the journey and grow from your mistakes. When you don’t give up because of simple setbacks, you’ll find out what your true potential is as you decide to break the barriers of limitations that people place against you or the types that you place against yourself in your mind. Always choose to advance forward and you will attain that which you hoped for and fought for, Amen! I pray that as you watch this video, may it motivate you and encourage you in your journey called “Life”. God Bless You Everybody! 😀