Is My Life Over?

Failed in NEET? Failed in Plus Two? Failed to get admission to a desired college? Failure in something is not a failure in life. The Bible is full of people who turned failure into success. Peter is a classic example. He who denied the Lord Jesus thrice and wept bitterly over his failure became a great Apostle. Paul is another example of a murderer turned Apostle. He was pestered by his past but decided to put the past behind his back and wrote, "One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" (Phil 3:13,14). Failure is an opportunity for the devil to destroy you. But it is an opportunity for God to build you up, make your life beautiful, and put the devil to shame. So run into the outstretched arms of God!

Boaz calls Ruth a damsel or young woman. Too early in life, she arrived at a dead end. But she was one who would fight her battles to the end. What next, was her question. She decided to go by what she thought was the best road. There was nothing promising in the beginning. Life was dreary. She and her mother-in-law were just making ends meet. But she was not lazy. She went out and found a menial job. But gradually the rays of light started penetrating into the deep darkness they were engulfed in. Then the sun shone.

Too many young people give up on life too soon. Either they end their life or turn to alcohol and drugs. Life is not easy. It is a hard path. But if you determinedly trudge along, you will one day hoist a flag. Mary Magdalene would have felt desperate with seven demons inside her and ostracized by people. But she started her new life with Jesus and ended with her name recorded in the Bible as the first missionary to carry the good news of the resurrection. Never give up on life. You have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Put your life in His hands and go ahead on the path you think will be best for you. Do not let discouragement overtake you. Face courageously whatever life throws at you. The journey is long but live one day at a time.

What you should not do are:

1. Laziness:  I see able-bodied people rising from bed late. They beg people to help them. They give a lot of excuses. "He who rises late must trot all day" is a proverb. On the other hand, I have also seen I.T. professionals selling chikis during the Covid shutdown. The harder you work the luckier you get. Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. It is not impossible for a lazy person to become active. Get smart!

2. Giving up:  Never come to the conclusion that it is all over. Life is never over till you give up on it. Discouragement is a demon that will paralyze you. Always remember God's word that He will never leave you nor forsake you, if you put your trust in Him (Heb 13:5). The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. So arouse yourself, trust in God, and take the first step.

3. Succumb to circumstances:  Jabez was born under gloomy circumstances. When he grew up he asked God to bless him. His mother thought he would be a pain in her neck (Jabez means "He will cause pain"). But he made her proud by excelling his brothers (1Chron 4:9, 10). Do not be discouraged by looking at your circumstances. Jump over all hurdles and keep moving forward. Rise above your circumstances and like Jabez bring pride to your family.

Life doesn't make us. We make life. Negative thinking will never make your life positive. Faith is not, knowing what the future holds, but who holds your future. When you see no road ahead, just hold on. At the right time, God will open the way for you. Like Ruth, you will find sunshine in your life!

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  •   051. Blessed Accident
      Feb 21, 2018
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  •   053. Great and Small
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    A small zero collided with a big zero. ?Don?t you have any sense? Don?t you know I am much bigger than you?? asked the big zero; ?You must be ashamed of yourself.? more...
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 Little Stories for Little Hearts Vol 3

  •   094 Ant and Worm
      Jun 01, 2016
    An ant was majestically walking along a forest. She saw a worm crawling. The ant told the worm: ?Look at me. I am so brisk and smart. You should be faster and dress up beautifully. You look ugly.? Despising the worm the ant moved along. more...
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  •   002 Lower One Foot, Lord!
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  •   019 - Mala the Great!
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Dec 1988 Dear Aunty, It?s been 2 months since we were in touch. I?m saturated with ?news? to give you and nearly bursting with curiosity to hear what?s been happening at your end. The last letter you wrote to me was an eye-opener. To more...
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      Jun 25, 2015
    On the day she arrived, she was at my doorstep! ?Hi aunty? ?Oh Mala, how are you?? She shook my hand so long and hard that it ached, and planted a kiss on my cheek - so unusual of her. ?Why didn?t you write aunty?? ?Oh, I knew you?d be coming soon. So more...
  •   021 - What to Do?
      Jun 25, 2015
    7 Jan 1989 Dear Aunty, Christmas holidays were great fun. It was lovely getting in touch with friends and relatives. On New Year?s Day I gleaned thro? my diary- There was so much to thank God for! My friend Esther is in Rajasthan. She wrote asking for g more...
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  •   Youth Prophet
      Jul 24, 2022
    I am Jeremiah the prophet. Read my book, having in mind a budding youth who matured into a grand old man more...
  •   Starting Trouble?
      Apr 30, 2022
    Many want to serve God but they do not know how... more...
  •   I am a Missionary!
      Aug 14, 2018
    1. I am a missionary and so I work for God and not for an organisation. Though I am under the discipline of an organisation, whatever I do, I do with the fear of God. God is my Master and so I subject myself to the leaders. I quell any rebellious spirit t more...
  • Click here for more 

 Women

  •   Golden Girl
      Aug 27, 2018
    As India basks in the glory of the golden girls who kissed their gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games, let us meditate upon the Golden Girl who glitters in the Scriptures. The Psalmist profiles her in his 45th Psalm: ?At Your right hand is the royal bride more...
  •   Sister Sodom
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    Sodom is always associated with wicked ''men''. But here God calls her as 'Sister Sodom!' more...
  •   Women,Leaven and Heaven!
      Sep 30, 2016
    Women,Leaven and Heaven! 'The Kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened ' ,said Jesus (Mt 13:33). more...
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  •   Is My Life Over?
      Jul 17, 2023
    Failure in something is not failure in life more...
  •   Parties Gone Wild!
      Dec 27, 2020
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Is My Life Over?

Failed in NEET? Failed in Plus Two? Failed to get admission to a desired college? Failure in something is not a failure in life. The Bible is full of people who turned failure into success. Peter is a classic example. He who denied the Lord Jesus thrice and wept bitterly over his failure became a great Apostle. Paul is another example of a murderer turned Apostle. He was pestered by his past but decided to put the past behind his back and wrote, "One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus" (Phil 3:13,14). Failure is an opportunity for the devil to destroy you. But it is an opportunity for God to build you up, make your life beautiful, and put the devil to shame. So run into the outstretched arms of God!

Boaz calls Ruth a damsel or young woman. Too early in life, she arrived at a dead end. But she was one who would fight her battles to the end. What next, was her question. She decided to go by what she thought was the best road. There was nothing promising in the beginning. Life was dreary. She and her mother-in-law were just making ends meet. But she was not lazy. She went out and found a menial job. But gradually the rays of light started penetrating into the deep darkness they were engulfed in. Then the sun shone.

Too many young people give up on life too soon. Either they end their life or turn to alcohol and drugs. Life is not easy. It is a hard path. But if you determinedly trudge along, you will one day hoist a flag. Mary Magdalene would have felt desperate with seven demons inside her and ostracized by people. But she started her new life with Jesus and ended with her name recorded in the Bible as the first missionary to carry the good news of the resurrection. Never give up on life. You have a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Put your life in His hands and go ahead on the path you think will be best for you. Do not let discouragement overtake you. Face courageously whatever life throws at you. The journey is long but live one day at a time.

What you should not do are:

1. Laziness:  I see able-bodied people rising from bed late. They beg people to help them. They give a lot of excuses. "He who rises late must trot all day" is a proverb. On the other hand, I have also seen I.T. professionals selling chikis during the Covid shutdown. The harder you work the luckier you get. Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. It is not impossible for a lazy person to become active. Get smart!

2. Giving up:  Never come to the conclusion that it is all over. Life is never over till you give up on it. Discouragement is a demon that will paralyze you. Always remember God's word that He will never leave you nor forsake you, if you put your trust in Him (Heb 13:5). The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. So arouse yourself, trust in God, and take the first step.

3. Succumb to circumstances:  Jabez was born under gloomy circumstances. When he grew up he asked God to bless him. His mother thought he would be a pain in her neck (Jabez means "He will cause pain"). But he made her proud by excelling his brothers (1Chron 4:9, 10). Do not be discouraged by looking at your circumstances. Jump over all hurdles and keep moving forward. Rise above your circumstances and like Jabez bring pride to your family.

Life doesn't make us. We make life. Negative thinking will never make your life positive. Faith is not, knowing what the future holds, but who holds your future. When you see no road ahead, just hold on. At the right time, God will open the way for you. Like Ruth, you will find sunshine in your life!

  Address for Correspondence Contributions

Dr. Lilian Stanley
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91 9843511943
  lilianstanley@gmail.com

Blessing Youth Mission

Blessing Youth Mission
13 Church Colony
Vellore 632006, India
 +91-416-2242943, +91-416-2248943
  hq@bymonline.org
  www.bymonline.org

For Donation & Contributions...

Home & NRE donors

Name: Blessing Youth Mission
Account Type: Current Account
A/c No.: 37268642054
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSC No.: SBIN0007274

Gulf Donors

A/c Name: T.Dickson Daniel Moses
Account Type: Saving Account
A/c No.: 35374362080
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Siruthozhil,Vellore - 632 006
IFSF: SBIN0007274

Click here for more options

  Blessing Literature Centre

To buy books written by Dr. Lilian Stanley, kindly reach to us in the follwing address

Blessing Literature Centre
21/11 West Coovam River Road,
Chintadripet,
Chennai 600 002, India.
 +91-44-28450411, Mob:8806270699
  blc@bymonline.org