Facing a challenge
We usually always like what is normal, easy, and predictable. We like to be in our comfort zone, and do our will.
But when we least expect it (or want) a challenge comes along. One that takes us out of our comfort zone and puts us in an unpredictable position, which makes us feel embarrassed most of the time. We don’t feel good because it’s not our “area” of expertise.
What to do in this situation???
Challenges make us grow and strengthen our weakness.
Normally we have a tendency to develop what is already good in us, and try to hide our weakness in hope of forgetting about them.
But for those who are revolted, who don’t accept being mediocre in character and want to grow every day, challenges are great opportunities to mature and improve as a person.
How to face a challenge?
It’s not easy. At that moment thousands of feelings flair up and your head screams: “Give up!! You’ll never be able to do this. This is not for you!”
I confess that I too have often felt this way and therefore try to combat it with a weapon more powerful than my own thoughts and feelings: the Word of God.
One day King David, a young man at that time, was faced with a great challenge, perhaps the greatest that he had faced so far. And the way he reacted to this challenge serves as a lesson for me until today:
“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” (I Samuel 17:45)
A challenge may be greater than our capacity, but CERTAINLY not greater than God!
We just have to take on the position in the battlefield, place these challenges in the hands of God and trust Him. We must do our part and never look back! He will be there to ensure that YOU overcome your challenges.