I had an opportunity to speak with a dear friend and a godly mentor today. We were catching up on things when the topic of facing challenge came up, his answer was not only uplifting but left me thinking. There are times in our lives when we lose the focus of who is beside us and we focus on the challenges we are facing. These challenges come in various shapes and forms. Many time, it came be the little things that overtime can seem to be a mount. The words of John Maxwell come to mind, “shovel it while the pile is small”.
Putting it into practice. I am not certain what challenge or challenges you are facing and how you are responding to them. My prayer is that you are responding to those challenges in a godly fashion and setting example for those who are watching you and are following you. I also pray that the words of my mentor can resonate with you as well and you will walk way from the screen not only meditating on the words but will share it with others.
As we conferred, the subject of challenges arose, he stated, “things can be challenging, but God is always sufficient for that to which he calls us“. What a wonderful reminder for us to come in contact with that is not who we are but who God is that changes our perspective of the things we are facing and will face. Take a moment and read the passage listed below and meditate on it, examine your calling, look at what you are facing and then ask yourself, who has called you and who will see you through all this.
Now thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.2 Corinthians 2:14-17 – NIV