We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
– Romans 8:28
Here’s what I’ve learned. The disappointments, the failures, the struggles, the challenges. They are all God needs to make an impact. The irony is that God works best with broken things. The best stories in life come through trials and tribulations. Perseverance is intended for the underdog. Don’t give up!
In life, the challenge is often the opportunity. When it seems that things are messed up, or have not gone right, don’t dismiss what God can do. Like lemon turned to lemonade. He turns messes into messages. All that He asks is for you to be open to the potential and for Him to use your story.
Here's are three questions to get you back on your feet:
What's My Story?
Take time to think of how God has redeemed a situation in your life. What are the trials and tribulations that He can turn around? What is your Story?
What's My Message of Hope?
Next think about how God wants to use your story. How does he want to use your story as a message of hope and redemption for others?
What Can I Do Today to Persevere?
Finally, think about one thing you can do to relinquish the worry and persevere.
In God’s world there are no setbacks there are only step ups. If you fall, get back up. Keep going. God causes all things to work toward His purpose – but only if we let Him. It's a choice.