We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. II Corinthians 4:8-9
II Corinthians 4:8-9
A popular adage says, “Nobody stones a fruitless tree.” This means, if you don’t matter at all or if there is nothing to you, you won’t need to fight any battles. The presence of contest in your life is proof that you have prospects; otherwise, Satan won’t bother discouraging you. You are a bag of seeds, with a divine code to be fruitful and multiply. There is more to you than meets the eye; so, even if you are presently in a bad place, there is still more to you – carry yourself like someone going somewhere. For this reason, it is important that you don’t give up or resign, but keep pressing on – “Be unstoppable!”
To be unstoppable is to be incapable of being stopped or prevented; it is to be unbeatable and unconquerable. An unstoppable person is always on the move in spite of prevalent conditions. He is undeterred by setbacks, for his eyes are on the goal. He is too consumed by what is possible and what he is yet to accomplish that He is not broken by the present. He is assured that God is for him and has got his back. Of course, life throws challenges at us – the enemy throws discouragement at us, but an unstoppable person always makes a decision to continue. He moves from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. He takes a licking and keeps on ticking. He is like a boxer knocked to the floor who repeatedly stands up until he wins the fight.
Apostle Paul was an unstoppable person – he was stoned, but got up again, shipwrecked but swam to safety, bitten by a snake, but simply shook it off, persecuted but lost no enthusiasm, driven out by the Jews, he went to Gentiles, imprisoned but still preaching, kept in a dungeon but sang praises at midnight, confined in Rome but kept preaching for two years until the time of his ‘departure.’ Like Paul, you might be passing through difficulties today, but you must decide to be unstoppable. You can’t give up because life is not about what you could not do so far, it’s about what you can still do. Almost everyone you see up there today has a story; they decided to be unstoppable at certain points in their lives. Here are some examples:
“I was raped at the age of 9, became pregnant at 14, son died an infant” – Oprah Winfrey
“I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember until I left home at the age of eighteen.” – Joyce Meyer
“I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training.” – Lionel Messi
“I was in prison for 27 years.” – Retired President Nelson Mandela
Indeed, it appears that “Every great man once had a great hindrance.” Be UNSTOPPABLE. Let your story be a motivation for others. God made you to be resilient and indomitable – as seen from our text…you are built to last and to outlast every storm. This present chapter is not your final chapter. Understand this, “If Satan can’t stop you from starting; he will distract and discourage you from finishing.” So, be unstoppable. Life will always present you with a million reasons to quit. But, you must find a million reasons to keep on keeping on – Don’t stop!
God will complete and perfect matters that have remained incomplete around me. The promises of God that have long delayed and remained unfulfilled will be fulfilled this year. Prayers which have remained unanswered for many years will be answered in my life this year. My efforts that are yet to bear fruits, will yield results this year. I AM UNSTOPPABLE – I KEEP MOVING, I KEEP GOING, I KEEP PRESSING, UNTIL I SEE MY BLESSINGS in Jesus’ name.