Isa 55:8-13 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
If we can understand and operate in the ways of God, then we will be able to navigate every situation we ever find ourselves in throughout our life. Navigating life successfully is not about having one perfect circumstance after another. It is about travelling through every difficult circumstance we encounter with Christ attitudes and His pathways. He said I am the way the truth and the life.
Many authors have been rejected multiple times before they were accepted. If they respond rightly to the criticism each rejection has made them a better writer. We think rejection is final, however, it’s just a part of the journey, God has designed to make you better at what you do. Nothing comes to you in final form. It always comes as raw material. You’ve got a dream to have a tree, and God gives you a seed. You want a pot, He gives you clay. You want a song, He gives you three notes of a melody. You go away and work on it, redrafting every sentence, every sound, every word.
Be happy when things begin small, or go wrong. It’s part of the journey God has en route to success.
Michelangelo had to paint the largest painting in the world within a structured ceiling with panels and spaniels. He worked them into the painting and made them so now no-one notices the framework, in fact it works to enhance the painting!
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