Your Setback Proceeds Your Comeback
I was reading 1 Samuel 30 the other day. It is about how David comes back to Ziklag after being gone to find out it has been ransacked and burned by the Amalekites. The Amalekites took every person captive, every person, and carried them off. David’s army wanted to stone him because they are so upset that their homes and families are gone. David had a major setback. His was “greatly distressed” 1 Samuel 30:6. He was upset. He was sad, but he strengthened himself in the Lord. David turned to God and asked Him if he could pursue the Amalekites. The Lord tells him that he can. That he will find victory and recover all.
David pursued; he fought, and he recovered everything. Nothing was lost. David had a comeback.
I was mentoring a client later that day who is going through a setback and struggling. I told him the story of David and his setback.
“Every comeback is preceded by a setback. If you don’t have a setback, you can’t have the comeback.” I said
My friend, I want to give you courage if you are suffering from a setback. I encourage you to turn to the Lord. I encourage you to pray and ask for guidance. Tame the bully between your ears and listen to the voice of truth.
You have a mission. You have a path you are walking that you need to continue. Stay strong. Keep moving forward. You’re needed in this time and space.
What you are doing is good and wholesome; because, I know you. You want to help people. You want to uplift and make this world better. You have an idea that will serve the people; because, you have a pure heart.
If you have made a mistake, as we all have, praise God for His grace and mercy and ask for forgiveness and it is given to you. Make amends to whomever you need to and then get moving toward your dreams again. Don’t stay down. Get back up. You can do this. I know you can; because, you can do hard things.
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
You are loved. You are valuable. You are special. You are needed. Now, get to it.
All my love,