When I was younger, I used to play a little football and every now and then someone would come out of nowhere and knock me flat on my behind. I would lay there for a moment or two and try to figure out if I was still alive. The coach would come over and say: “He is alright – just got the wind knocked out of him!”
I don’t play football anymore, but there are still plenty of days where someone or something comes out of nowhere and knocks me flat on my behind. I lay there for a moment and realize that I just got the wind knocked out of me. In football or in life, when you get the wind knocked out of you, you can’t stay down. You have to get back up and get back into the game.
All of us have problems! In fact, I don’t know of anyone that does not have any problems. When you get the wind knocked out of you, you have to get back up! In every problem there is an opportunity! Find, seize and grow from your opportunities. Get up! There is somewhere for you to go and there is something for you to do! Whatever problem you are facing right now – remember it is really an opportunity for God to help you to get to somewhere that you could never get on your own!