Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Series Of Unfortunate Incidents

It is not what happens to us that determines success or failure in life but rather what we do with what happens to us.

Think of the story of Joseph. Or the story of Job. Or the story of Jesus. Or mine. Or your own story for that matter.

"You'll never find a better sparring partner than adversity." Golda Meir

"Consistent behavior, fueled by your imagination, is what gives direction and movement to your life." Mac Hammond

Valencia Harvey suggests that we don't waste our adversities. Instead, we can change our perspective on the current situation. Embrace every adversity as a training ground for a brighter future.

We can also turn our fears into a choice. This is especially meaningful for those of us who struggle with being indecisive. Play into your fears rather than being controlled by them.

Refuse to remain stuck. Sometimes just taking the extra step to become informed about an area that needs improving can help strengthen our confidence. If we'll allow our challenges to shape us we can make a daily decision to sustain forward movement towards our ultimate calling.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper you not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope."


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