We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed; -  2 Cor. 4:9

Champions don't conceive defeat regardless of the number of blows they receive. If you are struck down to the ground, God can raise you from the ground and set your feet on high. Never use your past failures as passport to live a life of defeat and misery. You can rise again and reclaim all your lost ground if you believe and begin to hope against hope. Even when it appears that all the cards are stacked against you and you are now experiencing runs of misfortunes, God can still take you from the back stage to the centre stage.

Moses was a honourable prince in Egypt. Because he wanted justice and deliverance for the Hebrews, he lost his enviable place in the palace. He sacrificed all the red carpet treatment he was entitled to in the palace. On top of this, he became relegated to a level far below his status while he chose to put up with an average lifestyle in the midst of the poor. If you can get a handle on God's vision for your life, you will not settle for defeat when others are kept down by discouragement. People who allow discouragement to dampen their momentum end up keeping unforgettable memory of regrets.

In the end, God visited Moses. He met with him in his low state while he was in the bush. This speaks to the fact that God can meet with you in your low estate, if only you remain within the circumference of His purpose for your life.  Instead of living a life that negates God's will, because of your experiences of frustration, failures and disappointments, rather stick with God. He has not at any time failed to stick by you. You might have been struck down to the ground, but God has never allowed your destiny to be ground to a halt. Hence, keep your eyes on Jesus and never allow anything to keep you down. As you pin your faith in the Lord, may your life not be a reference point of defeat and failure in Jesus name.
Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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