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Davidisms - Adversity is Life's University

If there’s one thing guaranteed to happen during your lifetime, it’s this: You will face adversity. But here’s the good news: Adversity is life’s university. Adversity is inevitable. It’s part of the human experience - especially for followers of Jesus. It will happen because Scripture says so (Acts 14:22). In fact, if adversity is not happening to you as a follower of Jesus, you probably need to ask if you are faithfully following him! Therefore, when - not if - adversity strikes, we have one of two choices to make. One, we can deem ourselves a failure. A screw-up. Incapable of trying and succeeding in life. Or, we can learn from it. And give thanks for our unyielding victory in Christ, which leads to both sanctification and revelation (2 Cor. 2:14). Be thankful for gaining new insights. For wisdom we’ve never had before. You’re only a failure if you never try again. Therefore, the most valuable lessons you’ll ever learn in life are those rooted in the problems you’ve faced. The hardships you’ve overcome. God uses adversity as a stepping stone to show us even greater successes and wisdom. And a better understanding of him. And his love for us. That’s because adversity is life’s university.

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