“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts.1
You can bounce back from defeats always. Bouncing back from defeats is not an option but a must for all who wish to succeed. You must always keep a burning desire within your heart to push forward, maybe inch by inch, and edge onward towards victory.
Defeats are not dead ends. They are not showstoppers. They don’t have a life of their own unless you inflate them like a balloon and make them big in your mind. Defeats might be giants and have even made fortified cities in the mountains, but they are kept and preserved for making your conquest all the more glorious.
You should not stay in the valley of defeat. That is where dry bones lie. You should get up, leave behind your past, pray to the Spirit of God to come and breathe life to your vision and press on to victory. If there is some known cause in your life that is bringing you defeat time and again, search it out, bring it out in the open, seek God’s help and eliminate it.
It can be lethargy, complacency, laziness, worry or anxiety, or even a negative habit that is pulling you down. Your love for self-pity, airing victim stories of helplessness, and analysis paralysis of indecision should all be disarmed and discarded like a dirty piece of clothing if you have to bulldoze to victory.
Time does not wait for those who rehearse and play back defeats in their minds. Look up and aim for the summits. When you focus sharply on that one aim and goal and ambition and passion, all lesser things will fade out. You will be filled with strength by the Spirit of God to rise up and soar on wings like eagles.
There is no reason why you should remain a loser and there is nothing to prevent you from bouncing back but your own doubts. Life can be lived in the valleys of defeat or in the plains of daily routines or on the mountain tops. You might be lonely out there at the top and no one might be there to share your joy.
But you will not be alone because God is there where the skies kiss the mountain tops to bless you with his presence and give you the vision for your life forward.
Therefore decide to break out from self-imposed prisons of defeat. And with God’s help bounce back from all defeats that have pulled you down in the past.
1Zechariah 4:6 Bible
“I am the LORD All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit.” — Contemporary English Version.
“You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit.” — Good News Translation