There's No Such Thing as a Setback

Purpose > Success

Have you ever felt like you were finally on the right path to God's calling and then you fell right back to where you started? I guarantee you that fall came with the oh so familiar feeling of... "How can God use me now?" Or even the classic, "I don't deserve to be used by God." But here's something to remember, God is in the business of restoration and using broken vessels to accomplish His work.

Don't believe me? Are you still filled with doubt? Let's take a look at some of the men and women that God used in the Bible.Rahab - In the book of Joshua, we see that Rahab was a prostitute before helping the Israelite spies in Canaan.Paul - Persecuted and killed Christians before his transformation. David - Slept with another man's wife and had her husband killed in battleThere are countless more examples of this. Often times we draw these conclusions that the men and women God used in the Bible were very courageous and perfect people. But the reality is that they had their doubts and imperfections just like us.

Part of every journey is a series of failures. But taken with the right attitude, those failures can fuel your success. To quote the famous Harvey Dent, "The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming." All of these characters in the Bible could have hidden in their shame. But instead, they recognized it as an opportunity to repent and be used by God in a way that they have never been used before.

There are three mirrors that we can choose to see ourselves in. We can believe the mirror of how we see ourselves, how other's see us, or by the mirror that God sees us in. That may sound cliche, but think about it, no matter what you do in life, there will be people who don't believe in your journey. There will be people who doubt you. But in the eyes of Christ, you can do no wrong. Christ knew you weren't going to be perfect, that is why He died for your sins. God knows what He put inside you, don't let your doubts harness the voice God has given you.

I pray that everyone reading this will be just as touched by this truth as I was writing this. Check us out HERE. We look forward to continuing this journey with you. Please spread the word about this weekly devotional and press share below as we try to impact those around us.

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Beyond the Game is a family ministry founded in 2011 by Steve Vogel. Since its start, Beyond the Game has taken teams of people to the Dominican Republic sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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