“IMPOSSIBLE!” (A crippling spirit)

For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” ((Luke 1:37)

Apart from the fear of failure, one of the greatest stumbling blocks to man’s success is the word “Impossible.” This word is a “crippling spirit” everyone who wants to succeed in life should avoid like a plague.

“Impossible” has destroyed many visions and dreams. Never allow it to have a place in your life. If you do, it will cripple you. We may have failed many times in the past, yet, failure is not end of life. Failure does not mean it is impossible to succeed if we tried again. Unfortunately, many have considered one failure to be the end of the journey. To such people, it is impossible to succeed in something if you have failed once in it.

Many people have allowed their past mistakes to activate the word “impossible” in their life. This is wrong. We may have made many mistakes in the past and failed in many things, it does not mean that success has eluded us. If only we will summon enough courage to try again, success will be ours.

Truth be told, great men and women from time, all had their share of mistakes and failure, but they did not give up. They did not allow those sad experiences to cripple them. Rather, they learnt from them and moved on. If we want to make giant strides in life, we must learn from them.

Our failures and mistakes matter little. Knowing why we failed and how to avoid our past mistakes matters most. If we can learn from why we failed in the past and correct them, success will surely become our friend despite the challenges we will encounter in its pursuit.

Did you once fail in business, marriage, relationship of all sorts?

Yes, I know you did. I have failed in many things too. Mistakes and failure is part of life. Don’t be too hard on yourself and never stop trying.

Sometimes, it was our fault, other times, it was someone’s fault. Whose fault it was does not matter. What matters is what we do after failing. So, forgive yourself and others and move ahead.

If you failed your exams in school, will you abandon class? No, you will try again. If you work hard and don’t allow the fear of failure to tell you that success is impossible, you will make it.

People have mocked me because in their eyes, I am a failure. However, the voice of man is not the voice of God. God has not called me a failure. I won’t allow the enemy judge and condemn me. Enemies can say what they like. However, you must never allow your enemies to define you. Enemies are not God. Yes, they want to see you fail. However, your destiny is with God, not them? Why should you pay attention to them?

Like me, you may have made many mistakes and failed many times, but God has not written you off. Why write off yourself?

Look up to God for help. He has plans for you. If you don’t give up, God will help you. You will see your mistakes, correct yourself and move on to achieve success.

Enemies can mock you all they can. But whether you achieve success depends on you, not them.

You may be a single parent. Parents may are not proud of you. Friends are mocking you. Society has come against you. All of that is painful. However, it is not the end of life. Yes, you made a mistake, but it is not the end of you. Stand up and forge ahead. Don’t let the challenges cripple you. Learn from them and move on.

Don’t let mockers put you down and out. Life has given you a second chance. Once again, success is knocking on your door, open up and grab it.

Like I said, you may have failed many times. However, I would like you to know that your past mistakes and failures cannot stop you from excelling if you don’t give up on your dreams and aspirations. No matter setbacks you have suffered in life, don’t discard your vision because of past failures.

Don’t allow whatever situation you are in keep you down. There is no success for he who does nothing or does not try again after failing the first time.

Truth be told, we can only succeed if we keep trying. The enemy wants you to keep you down. But God wants you to fight the good fight of success. Therefore, don’t give up. Don’t commit suicide because of past mistakes. There is hope for you. Never settle for less. Dream big and plan big because your achievements in life would be as big as your dream.

To achieve success, learn to trust in God and not man. Man will tell you it is impossible to achieve something “BIG” because he does not have such BIG dreams. But you are different. You have God. With God, all things are possible.

The greatest enemy of man is fear. If you want to succeed, replace fear with faith in God. Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13)

Don’t associate with people who look down on you. They will always discourage you. Avoid such people. They are dream killers. You don’t need them in your life.

Don’t listen to mockers. They will destroy your faith. Avoid them.

Make friends with those who see the greatness of God in you and are ready to encourage you to leap forward for success. With such people, you can move great mountains.

Trust in your God-given ability. God created you for greatness. Your failure is your success story. After success has been achieved, your story will inspire others and give them hope. “If he or she could make it, I can also make it,” they would say.

Truth be told, you have power to make things happen. Your power lies in the faith you have in God and yourself. Always tell yourself that you can and will make it.

Know your vision and pursue it. What is your vision? Do you have one? Hold on to it. Share with people of like mind. It is not everyone that will believe in your vision. Therefore, it is not everyone that needs to know about it.

Never be afraid to pursue your vision. Never say, “I can’t do it.” Yes, you can. I know you can. Believe in yourself. I said, “You can.” Believe and take a step. You will find people of like mind on the way. Together you will become a success story.

God says you can, so, you can. Have faith in God and in yourself. Once you do, you are unstoppable. Know this, God who gave you the vision is waiting to help you fulfill it. Therefore, never say it is impossible to achieve this or that; with God, all things are possible.

I pray you keep pushing until you reach the destination of success. With faith in God and in yourself, as you walk in obedience to God, work hard and focused, nothing shall stop you. You are a winner in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you and good morning.

Source: “Truth be told” series.

Author:   Apostle Frank B. Ogbu

Head Pastor/Overseer

Champion Grace Eternal Ministries

Ayikai Doblo, Amasaman

Accra, Ghana

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