BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones."
Have you ever had that feeling where you do everything in your power to do the right thing and live the right way and follow God's calling for yourself, and yet nothing seems to go right? In fact, everything seems to go wrong, or at least not how you planned it and not how you thought it should go? I recently had a letdown in my life: I applied for a job at my school, one that was very competitive and consisted of a long application process, and I received the news that I did not get this job a few days ago. I was devastated. I felt I had worked hard and long and had fought to earn my place, and it had all amounted to nothing. Everyone told me that I would have no trouble getting the job, that I was a shoe-in, and that I was the perfect candidate. And I didn't get it. So the one question I've been asking myself is: How did I not get it? I don't mean this to sound cocky or arrogant, but I am seriously disappointed in myself, and I want to know why--why did I not get this job? Am I not good enough? Did I do something wrong in one or more of the several interviews I had during the application process? Why? Maybe you've experienced something like this before. You experience a huge setback, and soon you find your self-confidence wavering and your faith and hope in God decreasing by the minute. It's a sinking feeling, and all you can think about is how much it hurts to not feel one hundred percent and at your best. Gosh, it's painful, tormenting, and even ironic, because most of the time things are going pretty good, and it only takes one hit to break you down.
But hear me now ladies: This is when you break your fall and hold yourself together. This is the moment you prove your self-worth and your love for our Lord by pushing yourself back up again and taking the reigns of your life back, because you will not be broken by a challenge that God has placed in front of you. You will not fall because you are determined to rise. So here's the lesson for the week: You are so much more than your insecurities, your misgivings, your failures, and your complications in life. You are so much more than the events that happen to you because you are the daughter of a King. You are the love of God, a beautiful and eternal bride of His. You are the masterpiece that only One so perfect and pure could create, because you are made in His Image. Don't let a misgiving tear you away from His grasp. Use this challenge to grow closer to Him and to cling to Him for support. God will always be there to give it to you. Your Laughing Sister, Callahan Check out the WHEN LIFE DRAGS YOU DOWN quotes page for more inspiration!