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Real Winner in Life

Updated on June 16, 2009

Overcoming Adversity

  • Hardship, difficulty, misfortune, danger, misfortune, harsh conditions, hard times
  • Whether it’s a struggling marriage, a mountain of debt, or a dead-end job, you never meant to be where you find yourself now.
  • You had the best of intentions.
  • So how did you end up in such a mess?

Reveals Reason for Suffering

God sometimes reveals the reason for suffering. He revealed to Moses why he could not enter the Promised Land. God told Joshua why he and his army were defeated at Ai. Jesus told the disciples they could expect trouble and why.

God does not have us suffer for the sake of suffering. Although He doesn’t always reveal it to us, He always has a purpose. Has God ever revealed why you had to suffer a particular hardship? If so, what was the reason? (If not, take a moment to ask God the purpose behind what you suffered.)

The decisions we made must be all over and there is no point of pointing finger what matter is that we have done a decision at the point in time when it was needed though oftentimes when we are in such a rush and very much after the calling of the world and never had the chance to seek direction from our Living God there comes the game of luck. Life is what we make it. It is us who make and unmake our life. Not our neighbors, not our friends, not our parents but solely you and me. God mandated because of HIS great love to us HIS children that we may enjoy and manage HIS resources.

Oftentimes we fail on this we want to be the boss. We want to live life to the fullest as the old adage goes … “I’ll do what pleases me” ... even up to the expense of others, beyond the bounds of morality and values we have once treasured the most has now nowhere to be found.

Thorn in the flesh

God never scolds us for asking why or for requesting that He remove the adversity.

In fact, God’s own Son did so. Specifically, what did Jesus ask in Matthew 26:39?

“O my Father it is possible let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as You will.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. What did He reveal to Paul about overcoming hardships?

We should not be afraid to ask God why.

He will reveal it – IMPORTANT

How does James’s instruction in James 1:5 apply to asking God why?

“If any of you lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

God desires that we cast our cares on Him. 1 Peter 5:7

(Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known to God.”

FAITH the entire foundation of our relationship with HIM.

CONCLUSION:

There is a divine purpose:

  • To advance for his cause
  • To develop our Christian character
  • Deepens our worship
  • To protect man from pride – “humility”
  • Building our faith in GOD

“Those who live for God are the real winners in life”

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