OPPORTUNITIES OR PROBLEMS?

Jesus said, “Be not afraid, only believe.” (Mark 5:36)

Robert H. Schuller said, “Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confronts a mountain.”

Lord Kelvin said, “when you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.”

Remember, the eagle soars high against the storm and the airplane takes off against the wind. To rise above the situations and circumstances of life, we must learn to see and seize our opportunities by expanding our imagination through thinking big and giving our dreams a chance.

I must admit that it’s not fun meeting obstacles. It’s not easy passing through challenges. That’s why sometimes life becomes like a burden rather than adventure. But then life is all about challenges and the more we see them as adventure, the better for us. The only place where there are no questions, obstacles and inconveniences is the Cemetery. It should be the only place on earth where there are no difficulties or mountains to climb.

Life without problems is death. A world without puzzles to solve and situations to overcome is a graveyard. Never allow your challenges to be bigger than your dreams. Use them as stepping stones to move closer to your destiny.

It is pertinent, however, to point out that what some people call problems are only a fact of life. For example, our height is not something we can do anything about, we cannot change that, no matter how hard we try or the drugs we take. Every problem in life is solvable. If it can’t be solved, then it’s not a problem. If we can’t solve them, we can locate the right people to help us out. Above all, the God of heaven is there, if we call upon Him.

The earth has no problems that heaven cannot solve. The world has no questions that eternity cannot answer. If nobody ever lend you a helping hand, learn to encourage yourself by looking inside you and challenging the deposits inside you to rise up, while looking up unto Him who can do all things.

Extracted from “THE FINAL WHISTLE HAS NOT BEEN BLOWN!” By HABU DAWAKI. (page 102 – 103)
(with little changes from me)

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“I choose Love…
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I chose Love. Today, I will Love God and what God Loves.

I choose Joy…
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose Peace…
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so I may live.

I choose Patience…
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather complain than wait so long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

I choose Kindness…
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for that is how God has treated me.

I choose Goodness…
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I accuse. I choose Goodness.

I choose Faithfulness…
Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My friends will not question my word. And my family will not question my Love.

I choose Gentleness…
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be Gentle. If I raise my voice, may it only be in praise. If I clench my fist, may it only be in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I choose Self- Control…
I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose Self- Control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my Faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose Self- Control.

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Self- Control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.”

– Max Lucado