Responding to Adversity
Here is the best response to anything that happens in our lives, “thank you… thank you… thank you”. I realize that is easier said than done, but with a firm belief in God and His perfectness, you realize that everything that happens has a good side about it if we look for it. There is a great motivational/spiritual movie called “The Peaceful Warrior” in which three guys try to rob the main character, and his mentoree of their money. He says to his assailants, “Here…take my watch….and shoes….and…” In the next scene they are walking away in only their underwear. The Mentor understands and knows that the gift is to the giver…and that the Universe always returns one-hundred fold. In life we have Needs, Wants….and what most of us do not know…..Requirements. Requirements are what God gives us to grow from, and they are almost never pleasant, make us uncomfortable, but He knows what is required for each of us in His perfect wisdom. May you always respond to your adversities with “thank you… thank you… thank you”.