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Success in Adversity

” In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.” (Eccl.7:14)

Dedicated to : Pastor Elugbemi, Deaconess Bokan, Robert & Ngozi Eze

Adversity is a constant companion, but learning to push through tough times is a lesson sometimes harshly taught or discussed. We can always rise above any tragedy. My brother’s death was devastating! I know what it feels to to have the bottom fall out of your life but recovery can always start with a promise. My journey taught me for secrets to respond to a crisis: Maximize it, Minimize it, Advertise it and Analyze it. We can choose to exaggerate the crisis, understate the crisis, advertise the crisis and extract valuable information from the crisis.

Faced with adversity, it is hard to dream big. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Keeping big things in front of us can keep us energized during time of crisis. It can gives clarity to our dreams, lift our spirit, sharpen our focus and creates a better times ahead. Everyone experiences adversity at one time or the other but it is those who stay strong to the finish who are usually rewarded. Anyone can begin a marathon but only Champions that finish them. We need to keep aflame the spirit of a finisher so that we can boldly say according to the word of Apostle Paul, ”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Attacks don’t last forever. Just as the weather changes, people around you might change. Do not be discouraged because, ”weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” You need to remember who is with you, for He hath said, ”When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord the God.” (Isa. 43:2,3). Stay inspired in His glory and see you at the top where only eagles flies.