Who is your favorite bible character or hero? Do you know one distinguishing character trait about him or her? One thing I can tell you for sure is that, he or she has encountered many setbacks in life, but still rose from them all. And that is what makes him/her great and his or her story so inspiring.
My featured guest blogger for today is Joseph Kwame Emi-Reynolds. He loves to be called Rey-J. Rey-J is a friend and he loves his guitar, moreso he is a lover of God. Rey-J writes; Rise From Your Setback!!!
I greet you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ who by His strength has given us breath to see this day.
The journey of life with its amazing adventure is hard to go through without facing a good amount of setbacks. Nonetheless, a good attitude and mindset about the obstacles you encounter puts you on the path to live your dreams. Setbacks may come as result of your own selfish interests or as a result of circumstances that exceed your capacity to control.
King David is one remarkable character in the Bible and is regarded as a great musician and a song writer. God Himself described King David as a man after His own heart. In spite of his many achievements and accolades; he committed a number of grievous sins which included adultery, murder and deceit. Aside these setbacks from his selfish interest, he also encountered many other setbacks but did not allow them to determine his destiny. This is also the man who held the name of the Lord in High esteem and could not stand Goliath’s blasphemy against the name of the Lord. He is the great warrior who could chase down an adult bear and retrieve his sheep from the jaws of this beast.
The important thing about setbacks is to quickly recognize them and decide not to let them hold you down. Imagine what would have been left of the shepherd boy who turned King if he had allowed his setbacks to get the best of him.
If David had given up, would his throne had been regarded as the earthly equivalent of God’s throne in heaven?
Acts 2:29-30 (Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne.
A mere mortal had the rare privilege to be honored at a level of divinity. If David had given up after his impediments, he would have missed this opportunity and would have limited his God-given potential. No matter your failures or setbacks, always remember there is a greater purpose that awaits you in the future.
Again if David had given up, would Jesus Christ have been introduced as the son of David?
Matt 1:1 -The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The Bible recognised Jesus as the son of David, and no one in scripture debated that fact. No matter how low you have fallen in life, no matter how hopeless you feel about yourself, no matter the time you have wasted, it’s a great relief to learn that Jesus can make you anew. Your personal effort to succeed will take you nowhere until you cast all your burdens upon the Lord and He will surely bring you to an expected end.
The Bible teaches that; no eyes have seen nor ears heard what the Lord has prepared for them who love Him (I Cor. 2:9). Take setbacks or failures as lessons in life and always cultivate a habit to improve yourself. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts, by Winston S. Churchill. Develop a conscious effort to be better every day and you will be blown away by your own achievements.
God bless you and make the days count this week. Live your dreams, and inspire the world.