Now, you must realize that the challenges before you are not new, many have swum through those same oceans successfully (cons. 1 Corinthians 10:13) and emerged unstained. Despite all odds, Jabez was more honourable than his brethren (1 Chronicles 4:9); the blessings of heaven, of the deep, the breast and of the womb were on the head of Joseph (Genesis 49:22-26)); Daniel and his friends became heads and turned their world upside down (Daniel 3;28-29; 6:25-27); Paul excelled and was not behind his colleagues in any way (2Corinthians 11:5; 12:11); Jesus has been highly exalted and at His name every kneel bows (Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:8,9). Today, history has recorded many who, despite all odds, came to limelight and accomplished great feats. Therefore you can make it, you can beat them, you can dare to succeed, you can be WHATSOEVER you want to be in any area of life and in a godly way DESPITE ALL ODDS! When such obstacles arise which seek to compel you to soil your Christian testimony, you must realize that you have a great God who is willing and capable to ferry you over every storm. Go to Him in righteous and faith-filled prayers and He will give you a great and glorious victory.
So, what has your hand found to do? Do it with all your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10). In your Christian race, academics, business, every career etc., expend all your strength, might and being. Ensure and sustain a willing heart and follow it up with performance, a daily and steady effort in the right direction. Make DILIGENCE your watchword (2 Corinthians 8:11). Look away from past failures, consider not the winds or waves or the lions on the way, but rather diligently sow in the morning and in the evening (cons. Philippians 3:13, 14; Proverbs 22:13; 24:30-34; Ecclesiastes 11:4,6). When the way seems so tough and frustrating, continue to tell yourself while keeping your eye on your target: “just one more diligent stroke and I will be there”. Go on and declare your success and victory to yourself and to all who care to hear and see it happen (Matthew 12:37; Numbers 14:28).
Surely, despite all odds, the hand of the diligent shall bear rule, though his beginning be small (Proverbs 12:24; Micah 5:2).
Dare to succeed! CONGRATULATIONS!!!