16. The bricks in our lives (9)

Our houses (our lives) here on earth need to stand. We need to believe in Jesus Christ, we need to work on our relationships the Lord has blessed us with, we need to be God's Hands and Feet in this world and we need to look after ourselves. We shouldn't neglect any of these things, otherwise we might not be able to weather the storms coming our way.

Last week I reflected on the way we should get up in the morning. We shouldn't allow negative thoughts to ruin our day even before it started. We should vigilantly make a point of it, to start our day off with positive thoughts filled with the Word of God.

This week I would like to reflect on the opposite side of the coin. How do we end our day? Are we despondent? Are we angry with someone? Are we stressed? Are we disappointed with the way things turned out? Do we feel as if we will never amount to anything good?

Then I have good news, you can learn from your mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes at some point in time, but winners learn from it. Use a moment just before you drift off to sleep to ponder the day's happenings. Ask the Holy Spirit to point out to you where you have gone wrong. Ask Him to show you what you should have done differently and learn from it. Practical experience is the best way to learn and grow. And the Lord wants us to grow and reach our full potential. He doesn't want us to look down on ourselves and walk around like failures, He wants us to continue, to run the race with our full potential and to reach the finish line with triumph. He made us to be the best mom we can be, the best friend, the best wife, the best daughter, the best aunt, the best in everything He has placed in our paths. He wants us to excel in our 'jobs' here on earth, He never wants us to give up. We should learn and grow, we have the Lord inside of us and therefore we have more potential than we can ever dream of.

Thomas Edison, who invented amongst several other things the light bulb, once said: "Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Winston Churchill also once said in one of his shortest speeches: "Never give up. Never ever give up. Never give up."

What a striking message. Never give up. Believe in yourself, believe that you can make it, believe that you can be the best you can be. The Maker of the heavens and the earth is within you, He believes in you. Shouldn't you too?

Thank you Lord God for believing in me. Thank you for never giving up on me. Help me to always look up to You and continue with Your Purpose for my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen

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