"At some point, we all face major challenges—the loss of a job, a broken relationship, an illness—that easily could bury us in despair.
Negative thoughts can overpower you at such times, bombarding your mind, telling you, It's over. You've seen your best days. Your future is tainted. Your life is ruined.
Yet there is a difference between being buried and being planted.
That difference boils down to your expectation of what happens next.
We all face difficulties, but you have the seed of Almighty God on the inside. He breathed His life into you.
When you go through disappointments and you're in tough times, you may feel like you've been buried, but the fact is, you've simply been planted.
That means you're coming back.
And you're not only coming back, you will come back better, increased, stronger.
Only after your seed has been planted and it goes through the process of germination—the outer shell breaks off, the new growth springs forth—will it blossom and produce more fruit.
No matter what comes against you in life, you are not buried.
You are planted.
You may feel as though you are buried in dirt right now.
You're in a tough time.
Something was unfair.
It seems like your situation will never change.
But if you keep shaking off the dirt, shaking off the self-pity, shaking off the negative thoughts, then you too—like that little seed—will begin to feel the life of God spring forth.
The same power that raised Christ from the dead is on the inside of you.
That sickness will tell you: "You can't push me out of the way. I'm much bigger than you. I've got you buried."
Don't believe that lie.
Just say, like the seed, "I'm coming back.
This economy may have knocked me down. It may have cost me my job. It may have drained my savings.
But I'm not buried. I'm planted. I've got comeback power. This is not the end. It's only the beginning."
Or in a different scenario:
"I may be lying in the hospital right now, but this sickness is only temporary. This chemo may have taken my strength, my energy, my hair.
But know this today: I've got comeback power. This is not the end. It's only the beginning.
"When you have faith, your potential is never buried.
Know that whomever the Son sets free is free indeed.
God has another victory in your future.
Your best days are in front of you.
God will not let you go through more than you can handle.
If you have a big challenge today, that just means you have a big destiny.
Extraordinary people face extraordinary difficulties.
But the good news is we serve an extraordinary God.
He has you in the palm of His hand."
-""It's Your Time"