So yesterday I posted the first half of the article. Please make sure to check that out before continuing with this one. I hope it is really helpful
5. “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” – Lamentations 3:22–23 NLT
I just thought I should let you know that the Lord remains faithful through our unfaithfulness. His love for you never ceases and His mercies upon your life are new every morning.
6. “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” – Philippians 1:6 NLT
These last few bible verses have been doing more of the lifting for me.
God has had your success in mind from the first day you were dropped off at school, and is the same God today. The same one that saw you through your first degree (if you have more than one that is even juicier) is the same God here.
This same God has watched and kept you as you morphed into the handsome looking man/beautifully made woman you are now. This God isn’t done with you yet.
His word says the God that started the work within you will continue it. You must believe that He is still working with you, through you and on you. You must let Him be the pillar of your life and work His wonders.
You need to tell yourself you are God’s plan. God’s plan never fails.
7. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the LORD in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the LORD and refuse to do wrong.” – Proverbs 3:5–7 GNBDK
You see the question I asked as to under whose authority are you writing this exam was prompted by our usual human actions. Every time we say, ‘I, I, I’. Do you leave room for God in this mix?
I do not know if you have noticed but God is right there with you waiting for you to let Him be your God. The question is how long are you willing to hang on to this connection? This is Him telling you “Here I am son/daughter”. But naa you are blinded by your human insufficiency. You are too occupied trying to make yourself feel prepared. You forget that our sufficiency is only in our maker.
You forget what the Big God is capable of doing. You are relying on what you know. You let your worldly eye blind your spiritual eye.
From experience we learn. Today you need to count your blessings. This is another proof that He has not abandoned you. He is right there even though you did not really notice.
Take this forward with you. With every decision you make. The big ones, the little ones. Let Him guide you. Your biggest mistake will be to keep relying on your limited capacity when the omniknowest is at your door step knocking. Let Him in!
8. “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” – Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT
I just want you to know that before you enter your exam hall every single day, He has gone ahead of you. He knows it all. He knows how you are feeling right now. He sees everything including the pointless things.
The important part of this verse is He will not fail you or abandon you. You being sad and worried, that’s acting like He has abandoned you. If you were in doubt, here’s His word telling you He has got you 100%.
You need to ditch that fear. Right now, as you read this, look at yourself in the mirror and command any atom of fear trying to build a mansion within you to vacate. Give it Notice to Quit and Notice of Owner’s intention to recover possession. Worry not, in this instance you are allowed to give the notices the same day and it takes effect from today. You are in control! You dominate your space!
9. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 NLT
It appears that the Bible verses coming for me recently are targeted at your fear of failure.
This wonderful God we serve is at your doorstep today reminding you again that He is with you.
The part that has got me is ‘don’t be discouraged for I am your God’. Do you understand the magnitude of this statement?
See it does not matter that you got it wrong, don’t be discouraged cause you got a God. It does matter that you do not even know the answer, you got a God.
Not just any small g god but the big G God. The beginning and the end! The Just God! You think God who is the law will let His own fail a law exam?
He said He will hold you up with His victorious right hand. Victory is certain for God’s own. The beautiful thing is we are all unworthy yet He counts us worthy.
I really do not know how you are still feeling. I don’t know if you have had time to read these verses yourself. But what I know is victory is guaranteed. The question is do you believe it? Are you acting on it? Is your heart shifting direction? Or you letting thoughts hold you down?
You need to know that these thoughts are the devil’s way of making you accept failure. You need to accept the concept for him to manifest it. Do not give such a power over your life.
Lastly, I need you to remember that David wasn’t the most qualified but God chose him anyway by-passing all his macho brothers. Do not let any of these weigh on your prospects and confidence. You will do just fine in the real life!
I hope this really helps someone out there. All of these could end up being just words if you refuse to internalise it. Please I plead with you, take your time to meditate and make a decision today to walk a path of faith. If you ever feel lost, please reach out to me and I would be very happy to remind you how much God has got you 100%.
Thank you for reading this and Stay Blessed!