Handle Adversity Successfully

It has been said that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to what happens to you.  The Bible tells us that in this life we will have trouble, and while we are on earth, we must expect that we will experience adversity from time to time.  No one is exempt from it.  Knowing that it will come is not enough; we must be prepared to handle it successfully so that we get the best results possible.

We need to look at adversity as an opportunity to do something different – something that just might propel you into your God-given destiny.  It would be easy to ignore the problem for as long as you can, but not dealing with the issue will not make it go away.  We must first acknowledge the problem and then decide to look our problems right in the face and deal with them.  We cannot give up.  Doing nothing is not an option.  We must have a mentality that we are going to seek God for the solution and then do what God tells us to do.  We must believe that God is with us right in the middle of our problem.  God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, so if you have a problem, God is right there in the middle of it with you.  The Bible tells us that God is a present help in the time of trouble.  God will bless you while you are dealing with your problem.  God wants you to win.  He is on your side.  He will give you the resources to overcome if you choose to ask Him for guidance.  He will order your steps.  He will open doors that no one else could possibly open for you.  He loves you that much.

The worst that happens to you can be the best thing for you if you do not let it get the best of you.  Many people have discovered that what looked liked the end for them, actually turned out to be a blessing.  They saw God working everything out for their good.  Adversities draw us closer to God because we understand that we are limited but there is nothing impossible for God.  God can turn it around in a moment and give you a testimony that will encourage others to have faith in God.

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your response to what happens.  Handle adversity in a way that honors your heavenly Father.  Remember, you can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength if you only believe.  Every time you fall down, get back up.  Never stop.  You may not have the answer but God does.  Successful people will tell you that their success came with a price; they had to keep going even when they thought they were laboring in vain.  Don’t become discouraged; others are watching you.  You will be the incentive they need when they see that your perseverance was the key to your victory.