Failure Is Not Consistent With You!
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
This is one of my favourite Scriptures. I love it because it reminds me of the fact that I’m not walking alone. It assures me that God is more interested in my success than I could ever be. He is the One perfecting my life, ensuring success in everything I do. So you see, it’s impossible for me to fail! The real Christian doesn’t fail! You say, “I know I’m a real Christian, but…..” Understand this: the Bible says, “…as he (Jesus) is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Did Jesus ever fail? Was there any moment in His earthly ministry when He wished He never came? No! You must come to the realization that real Christians don’t fail. You can ride on a donkey, a horse or any other beast of burden, but definitely not a chicken. It’s inconsistent with its nature. Christians don’t fail. Failure is inconsistent with our nature in Christ. Do you know that you will fail if you don’t know these things? This is what has been happening to some of God’s children. God says in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….” A Christian can fail or be poor if he lacks the required knowledge of God’s Word. A Christian may continue to suffer different kinds of sicknesses in his body just because he is ignorant of the Word. In fact, he may even die in his ignorance. When he gets to heaven the angels will say, “Welcome into the joy of the Lord,” but he wouldn’t have brought any glory to God. You need to know that God doesn’t get any glory from your failures or sufferings. He is glorified every time you take your stand on His Word. Get into the Word today and walk everyday of your life in the glory of your Father.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:8-9; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:21-22