Are you planning how you are going to use your comeback to Glorify God?
I recently was reading this book by Tony Evans - Your Comeback: Your Past Doesn't Have to Determine Your Future.
The book asks, “When God breaks the nets of your life and gives you the comeback you’ve long desired, will you take what He has given you and use it just for yourself? Or will you follow Him by helping others who need a comeback?”
A few years ago, employers would not hire you if you failed at anything. Today, employers are reluctant to hire you if you have not failed at something.
The book goes on to say, “This is because the road to success often passes through many different difficulties and failures. In fact, failure is often an ingredient of future success because in it we discover wisdom and self-discipline and we sharpen our vision for the future.”
This captures it:
The pages of history they tell me it’s true
That it’s never the perfect; it’s always the ones with the scars that You use
It’s the rebels and the prodigals; it’s the humble and the weak
All the misfit heroes You chose
Tell me there’s hope for sinners like me
[from the song Broken Things by Matthew West].
Whatever you are going through today, put it in God’s hands and let Him take care of it. The trials we face should draw us closer to Him. Plan how you are going to use your comeback to glorify Him.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. - James 1:12 (NIV)