The Trial of Non-Success

Non-success is the trial we face when disappointment crowns our efforts. It’s the pain we experience when our energy and  time are not appreciated or rewarded. The prophet Isaiah captures the feeling of non-success when he lamented: “I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing….” (Isaiah 49:4). But we mustn’t be discouraged when we see no hints of success.  Let’s serve sacrificially, even if results are not always visible or recognized. History will render the verdict. And, as Isaiah himself added, “surely my just reward is with the Lord.”  We must be undaunted by the trial of non-success, for a diligent, selfless, and faithful effort is itself success.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

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