What are your goals for this lifetime? Is life just something you are surviving or are you thriving? We all disappoint ourselves, but we must not let our disappointments define us. We are who God says we are, and if we set out to please Him and let Him set our goals, rather than surviving, we will thrive! I watched my four year old grandson try out a new sport; he’s tried baseball, but lost interest in it very quickly, however, he got to try out karate to see if it was something he might like, and took to it like a fish to the water! Baseball didn’t define him, and karate won’t define him, but it may be a means to teach him discipline, and give him a place to exert his energy. He had survived baseball, but with karate, he will thrive. It’s amazing that God will begin a good work in us even at a very tender age. He may not stick to karate, but he will learn lessons through it that will last a lifetime. Train yourself to look for the lessons in your trials, rather than sulk in your losses.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6