Real Talk with Pastor Tim: “Bounce Back from your Setback” featuring Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

There is something magnetic and powerful about a victorious Christian.  People are drawn to a consistently excited believer.  It is God\’s desire for us to get to the place spiritually were nothing can shake our foundation.  Regardless of your family situation, your financial status, or past failures, you can bounce back from your setback.

Most people look at setbacks as an event that will weaken them, but Alex Johnson of the NC State Wolf Pack took it as a opportunity to strengthen his relationship with Jesus Christ.

In his junior year of college he had what many would consider a career ending injury and was not able to play for an entire year.  He considers this the moment his relationship with God became very real.  “Most of the time we tend to forget or maybe even neglect the fact that these gifts and talents are given to us from God.  When the ability to do what you love is no longer there, do to a setback or injury it should bring you to the place where you rely on God like never before.”

Alex took this injury as a challenge to bounce back stronger than before.  He made up in his mind that his comeback would be greater than his setback.  With the help of God, he completed rehab for his knee injury and is now playing again in one of the most competitive college conferences in the world, the ACC.

God is no respecter of persons.   If He can do it for Alex, He most certainly can do it for you.  Your setback isn\’t the end of your story, it is the springboard to your greatest victory.

If you are facing a setback or opposition today, there are four major steps you should follow in preparation for your comeback:

1) Have the right image of God.

It takes fellowship with The Father and consistent study of the Word of God to get revelation of His divine nature concerning your life.

2) Recognize the limitations of Satan.

1 John 4:4: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

3) Strengthen your circle.

It is vital to surround yourself with Godly men and women that can give you sound counsel and Godly direction. Proverbs 13:20 explains it this way, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

4) Began to build a Godly image of yourself.

In order to bounce back you have to see yourself the way God sees you:  victorious.

Recognize that God is bigger and greater than any obstacles you may face, and when you bounce back it will be greater than your setback!

Tim Timberlake is a Christian, husband, Pastor, life coach, mentor, and blogger. He serves as the Co-Pastor of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, North Carolina alongside his mother Pastor Brenda Timberlake. Tim and his wife Talia are graduates of the Word of Faith Bible Training Center in Detroit, Michigan. He has a heart for helping people and a vision to make the name of Jesus famous. Everywhere he goes, he touches the hearts of people to give their lives to Jesus and reminds those who are already in Christ to confess, believe and act on the Word of God in their daily lives.

Every month, Pastor Tim writes “Real Talk”, a column that allows readers to get content and information to propel there Spiritual life to the next level in a practical, applicable format. Readers gain an inside look into the lives of some great men and woman of God who are advancing the Kingdom and making a difference in their profession such as athletes, entertainers, and individuals in ministry from a personal down to earth perspective.