“Victory often goes to the army that makes the least mistakes, not the most brilliant plans.” I supposed Charles de Gaulle got an insight from the inspiring words of the wisest King that ever lived- King Solomon Jesse.
By reason of his experiential knowledge and experience spanning all life’s ramifications, he testified thus: “Here is something else I have learned: The fastest runners and the greatest heroes don’t always win races and battles. Wisdom, intelligence, and skill don’t always make you healthy, rich, or popular. We each have our own share of misfortune. .” Ecclesiastes 9:11.
He reckoned that, as much as efforts and preparations are needed to achieve success, the common factor to all achievers is bad luck, which sooner or later happens to all. This means every man has a potential for failure no matter how hard he works. However, the assurance of victory is only in God, the Alpha and the Omega of all things. He’s the architect of of life; He opens closed doors and shuts opened doors. Nothing is beyond him.
Man can achieve success only if God permits. Remember the story of Babel. Even when His beloved is asleep or helpless, God still works for him to give him success and victory, if of course he is in right standing with God. The Psalmist wrote, “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise early, For He gives [blessings] to His beloved even in his sleep.” PSALM 127:1-2
Some people claim they are self sufficient; they think and believe their achievements are results of their affluence, efforts, intelligence, or power. But the truth is, they can not achieve beyond what God permits. Man at its best is only a mist which appears for a while and then vanishes. God is sovereign and His ways are perfect!
With an absolute trust in God, sophisticated weapon of warfare, canal intelligence or strategies may not matter. It was said of King David that, “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, …I Samuel 17: 50. God’s ways are certainly not our ways. When He says Yes, no one dare say No!
Dear friend, the highest common factor of every achiever remains time and chance -bad luck, which eventually happens to all. The way to sure and rewarding achievement is to acknowledge God in all your ways, and lean not on your own understanding. Achievements without heavenly value is futility and misfortune!
Victory is still possible; ur mistakes can still turn to miracles. In my article, WINNING ATTITUDE – TRANSFORMING YOUR STRUGGLES TO SUCCESS, I noted that, “the conflict you’re in might be an indication of an impending success. So don’t give in, use the faith lifeline. Believe, persist, endure, & achieve!
You’re winning! Yea, we are winning!