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In this life, we will all have some time of adversity that will test the strongest among us. Adversity is defined as: a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.
Someone said, “He who learns to welcome misfortune learns that adversity is the prosperity of the great.” We will all have to face it. But how we face it, how we act, respond to it, will make the biggest difference in our lives — between success and failures, moving forward, or getting stuck in our past.
The greatest thing about dealing with adversity is that you get to choose: Do you allow it to hinder your life, destroy your beliefs, destroy your family, and destroy your future? Or do you face her (adversity), look her in the eye, and say, “I will overcome you — I will not allow you to hurt me to the point I quit in life, quit believing for the best, quit believing things can and will improve — I believe this too shall pass”?
For most of us, adversity is not permanent: it is only temporary, unless we allow it to become a permanent fixture in our lives. It’s up to us.
Adversity can make us stronger, or we can allow it to become something that remains hurtful in our lives. We are overcomers — we have been given that ability. But, of course, only we can make that decision for our lives. Let’s choose to work through adversity.
Just a thought,
Published on Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 10:08 PM CDT
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