We have all experienced setbacks in our life. What is a setback? A setback can be described as a loss of progress and/or momentum. It can be the result of a delay, defeat, or unexpected difficulty. Today, I want to share with you three things to remember in order to turn your setback into a comeback.
Refuse to give up! Why? Because you have been PLANTED, not BURIED! Jesus Himself says in John 12:24, “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel or wheat falls to ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” When you bury something, you do so to get rid of it, signifying its demise. But when you plant something, you do so to transform it, signifying new life. You have to view your setback as the breeding ground for your comeback.
Unplug from all negativity! If you want to move from a setback into a comeback, you begin the process by detaching yourself from anything or anyone that will make you doubt the limitless power of God. In Mark Chapter 5, before Jesus restored Jairus’ daughter back to life, He removed every doubter from the premises. Mark 5:40-42, “…After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. (41 )He took her by the hand and said to her, Talitha koum! (Which means, little girl, I say to you, get up!). (42) Immediately the girl stood up and walked around…” Sadly, we live in a society that laughs at the promises of God. If you’re seeking a comeback, unplug from all negativity and doubters.
Speak faith filled words! When you are making a comeback, you should always speak positive words of hope, never gloom and doom. In fact, words of defeat, doubt, and fear have no place in the vocabulary of a winner. Proverbs 18:21 reminds us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Never forget, your words have creative power.
Unfortunately, we all go through setbacks. We all experience unexpected difficulties and defeat that cause us to lose momentum. Yet, we can turn our setback into a comeback if refuse to give up, unplug from all negativity, and speak faith filled words. I leave you with the words found in Psalm 34:19, “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”