When the moment of challenge and the decision to face the challenge intersect, there is an initiation of release that allows life to take you to a place that you have never been before! Live life long enough and you will find that you are almost continually facing challenges. They come in all shapes and sizes and from all directions. There will be times that you are up to the challenge and there will be other times that you are not, but don’t lose hope, where there is even the smallest amount of will, there is a way. A way to face, overcome and grow from the challenges of life!
In facing challenges, one key thought to remember is: You seem to gravitate toward what you focus on! If you focus on defeat, it will surely pull you in its direction. If you focus on success, then you can plan on heading in that direction. You determine your focus! Do not relinquish that most important decision to anyone or anything else!
Another helpful thing to remember when facing a challenge is this: The greater the challenge, the greater the opportunity for growth, benefit and blessing! Some challenges are small and do not require much from you, but they will still reward you! Some challenges are big and they will require all you’ve got and then some. Just remember it is the facing and overcoming of the big challenges that payout big dividends!
The next time you find yourself facing a challenge, remember this: For every problem there is a solution! Write down your challenge or problem, so you can see it and begin to think about it clearly! Now as you think about your problem, write down possible solutions – anything and everything that comes to mind, even if it seems silly. Now make a plan, look for family and friends who can and will help you and plow ahead! Execute the plan!
Challenges create opportunities, but to take advantage of the opportunities, you have to face the challenge! You can do this! It’s what you were created for! Go for it! And remember: You are never alone!