REMAINING RESOLUTE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY.
The challenges of life are a fact and many a time you can not choose or run away from them. If difficulties are sure to come, then a measure of preparedness is expected in order to deal with them successfully. You can not possibly predict difficult times, so you need to prepare obsessively ahead of time for meeting them in your quest to greatness. It is what you do before the storm hits - the decisions, disciplines and shock absorbers already in place that determines whether you will fall behind, pull ahead or falter when the storm hits.
One way of staying strong in the face of adversity is to choose to be resolute in difficult times. Resoluteness is the quality that allows you to keep focus and stay course when unplanned, unforeseen negative circumstances suddenly appears in your apparent clear course to your goals. Resoluteness is the ability to stay calm and keep your peace when adversity strikes. It is a quality that need to be nurtured and cultivated for it to be your guiding
angel during times when the chips are down.
How do we cultivate this quality? Train your mind and your inner man to visualize how you will react when the most unpalatable and unplanned occurrence takes place. The extent to which you have familiarized yourself with adversity and you have trained yourself to react to such could be a game changer in your life. Whatever situation you are familiarized with, you can handle it properly when it suddenly strikes. It is like a student preparing for an examination. How does one prepare and mitigate oneself from displaying ignorance in an examination? You prepare yourself through practicing a set of similar exam questions and by going through your content with a desire of mastering it. It is the same with preparing yourself for adversity. Imagine how you will handle it when that lady or gentleman whom you love so much suddenly walks out on you? What are your likely possible reactions?
My message to you, Friend, this morning is that life is unpredictable. Adversity strikes and it is a fact. You can not do anything about it but you can do something about yourself. Prepare and decide to be resolute! Be stiff- necked and refuse to bow down to difficult times. Greater is He Who is in you, than he that is in the world. The Bible says that we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. You can never defeated, you can never be outrun by events and circumstances.
Be resolute In Adversity!
Till next time, keep the inspiration!