Helping you understand the Word of God, free from the traditions of men. Are we relating to adversity in a healthy, biblical way? For some people, adversity is a constant, a way of life. For others, it is an occasional reality.
Hello Mi Neighbour Adversity brings out our best resources Published: Thursday May 10, Back then, my siblings and I thought our parents were guilty of child abuse by insisting on obedience against our will. Despite weeping, begging and pleading for mercy, they would not relent.
Their children would be trained in the healthy "way that they should go", and no one would stand in their way. So, it was periodic physic - castor oil, mojo herb and other bitter concoction - that kept us close to the outhouse for the greater part of that day.
Today, we say thanks for their wisdom; we are all over 60 and still in fairly good health. What we considered adversity then has redounded to our 'youngevity' now.
The quicker we understand that adversities are often friends dressed like foes, the easier it is to overcome them.
Lou Holtz says, "Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Being so, we hide from it, saying "fools rush in where angels fear to tread".
Not suggesting that we should court adversity, but whenever it occurs, we should not be deterred.
Ignorance and fear are the main reasons many potentially successful people run from opportunities disguised as adversities, only to become failures later on. Success in life depends upon preparation with clear goals and an indomitable spirit.
Notwithstanding their intensity, we remind ourselves that each of them is temporary. It brings out our best resource - the sleeping genius within!
Whenever everything is going well, we tend to glide along and leave our minds in idle mode, making it open to being the devil's playground. If only those American celebrities had had a few adversities accompanying them on their escapades, they could have avoided the embarrassment and possible jail terms now facing them for sexual misconduct in their years of virility.
Every challenge provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Without people, we cannot grow.
Adversity helps us to appreciate people more, and they, in turn, help to foster our growth.
People are part of the resources we draw upon to conquer unexpected circumstances that broadside us at times. Adversity, then, not only helps to strengthen our personal muscle, but makes us more people-friendly and emotionally intelligent.
In a family, community or country where strife is rife, adversity is often a device used to pull people together as a cohesive force against total devastation.
The next time you experience adversity, focus on how the experience can unite those affected, and work towards that goal. You will discover a bond that had not existed before. Adversity has the power to make us stronger, more courageous, more disciplined and more empathetic to the point where we have no qualms loving our neighbours as ourselves and doing unto others as we would like them to do unto us, starting with those listed below.“Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive.
for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops God has made the one as well as the other, so that man cannot discover anything that will come after him.
2 Timothy For God hath not given us the. Overcoming adversity is one of our main challenges in life.
When we resolve to confront and overcome it, we become expert at dealing with it and consequently triumph over our day-to-day struggles. When we resolve to confront and overcome it, we become expert at dealing with it and consequently triumph over our day-to-day struggles.
In either case, adversity helps us to see what we are made of, and when we do not like what we see, to have the opportunity to shore up our faith and character so that we will not break there again. It is said that the place where metal is welded together after a break is stronger than the original metal.
Adversity gives us the profound capability of empathizing with others. Empathy is a bedrock emotion that allows us to understand and connect with others in creative ways. In that others-focused place, we’ll discover a cache of creative energy that far exceeds anything we could ever come up with on our own.
What are God’s purposes for allowing adversity in my life? because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, The pain of adversity helps us recognize the deception of sin.
Our hatred of evil will increase when we realize how sin keeps us from living in. Learning to Grow Through Adversities.
James 1: T heme: If we will submit ourselves to God during times of adversity we will discover something about our God and ourselves. Trials produce perseverance that helps us to be mature and complete – not lacking anything. That’s God’s long range goal.