Warrior or Wimp?
“Adversity is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, and a stepping stone on the journey of the strong minded!” (Tim Hartung, wrestling coach—see part 2)
We choose our journey.
We choose our perspective.
Obstacle or stepping stone?
I wonder if this is what James had in mind when he penned, Dear Brothers and Sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (1:2-4, NLT emphasis mine)
What!?! Isn’t adversity supposed to evil?
According to James, no.
Adversity is something to look forward to. It’s to be met with GREAT joy because it grows us and develops our endurance—spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, social, psychological—until we’re complete, perfect, lacking nothing.
I confess I’ve been struggling to choose a positive attitude lately—okay, more like all month.
But do you want to hear something interesting? Continue reading “Attitude. Part 3. Warrior or Wimp?”