Find Strength Through Adversity – Part 7: One Small Step, One Giant Leap
Adversity often pushes us into our divine destiny.
Many people respond negatively to adversities and trouble, rather than believing that God can bring good out of the situation. I’m not saying God sends the trouble, but I am saying God will use any adversity you face to take you to a higher level; if you’ll just do your part and keep standing strong.
In my life, I’ve discovered two kinds of faith: a delivering faith and a sustaining faith. Delivering faith is when God instantly turns your situation around. When that happens, it’s great. But I believe it takes a greater faith and a deeper walk with God to have sustaining faith. That’s when circumstances don’t change immediately, but you say, “God, I don’t care what comes against me, I don’t care how long it takes, this thing is not going to defeat me. It’s not going to get me down. I know You’re on my side. And as long as You are for me, that’s all that matters.” Sustaining faith is what gets you through those dark nights of the soul, when you don’t know where to go, or what to do, and it seems that you can’t last another day…..but because of your faith in God you do.
If you will handle adversity in the right way, God has promised that He will turn your challenges into stepping-stones for promotion. God wants to do new and unusual things in our lives. He’s looking for people who will trust Him with their whole hearts. He’s looking for people who won’t limit Him with their small-minded thinking.
God wants you to constantly be growing, and sometimes He’ll use a little adversity or some tension to get you moving forward. He will allow pressure to push you, to stretch you, to get you out of your comfort zone. He knows just how much you can take, and in your times of distress, keep in mind, God is enlarging you. The struggle is giving you strength.
God uses ordinary people like you and me to do extraordinary things. God is not looking for great power. He’s not looking for great education. God is simply looking for a willing heart. God is not looking for ability; He’s looking for availability. Just give God what you have. And He’ll make more out of your life than you’ve ever dreamed possible.
Are you ready to step out in faith with a willing heart surrendered to God? This is an excellent time and place to tell Him so!
“A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill
A Prayer For Today: Lord, You know the gifts and talents that You have given me. Even when I feel as if I have none, You know better. You know what I am capable of, even when I doubt it. I thank You that You’re doing everything necessary to move me toward my divine destiny. I am ready and willing to move beyond the safe zone and step over into the faith zone. Help me, Father, to not look back, but to press forward in faith.
Takeaway Truth: God is turning my challenges into stepping-stones for my success.