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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:21 AM

Responding to Adversity

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:21 AM
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9:21 AM

In this life, we will all have some moments of adversity that will test the strongest among us. Diversity is defined as a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Someone once said, “He learns to welcome misfortune, learns that adversity is the prosperity of the great.” We will all have to face challenges, but how we face them, how we act, and respond to these moments will make the biggest difference in our lives. You may be between success and failure, moving forward, or getting stuck in your past. The greatest thing about dealing with adversity is that you get to choose how you will respond. Do you allow it to hinder your life, destroy your beliefs, your family, or destroy your future? Or do you face it, look it in the eye and say, “I will overcome you, I will not allow you to hurt me to the point that I quit in life, quit believing for the best, quit believing things can and will improve.” You must believe that this difficulty shall pass. For most of us, adversity is not permanent; it is only temporary, unless you allow it to become a permanent fixture in your life. It’s up to you; adversity can make us stronger or we can allow it to become something that remains hurtful to us. We are overcomers; we have been given that ability, but of course only you can make the decision to overcome in your life. Let’s choose to work through adversity.

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