Adversities are the winners’ springboards to higher grounds.

“Your Times in the Valley of Life Are Equipping You for Your Mountain Top Triumphs”

I got this wisdom key from the account of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17, when David could not use Saul’s battle gear to face Goliath, and had to go down to the brook (valley) to choose five smooth stones for his sling. The stones he gathered from the valley became highly instrumental in conquering Goliath above the valley (at the mountain top).

Adversities are the winners’ springboards to higher grounds.

Adversities are the winners’ springboards to higher grounds.

One of the core lessons here is the fact that David had to go down, before he went up to conquer. Connotatively, your times in the valley of life are times when it seems you are going backward, as opposed to moving forward or going downward instead of going upward. To you, these could be seasons of adversities, difficulties, discouragement, temptations, loneliness, separation, loss, lack, failure, or trials. But, like David, it is while in the valleys of adversities that we get equipped for the mountain top accomplishments.

There is PURPOSE in every adversity. Your current challenges are preparing you for your victories. Your trials are getting you smarter, more courageous and stronger than any obstacles that may stand between you and your destiny. Whatever problems you are going through today, there are hidden strengths and wisdom in them, necessary for your future triumphs. Adversities are the winners’ springboards to higher grounds.

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit,” says Napoleon Hill.

There are advantages in your present difficulties. Therefore, instead of seeing your trials as destructive valleys, begin to see them as valleys of preparations. The key action here is to ensure you extract all the wisdom hidden in your current challenges. Adversity is intended to be analysed and not advertised. Scrutinise your ordeal. Extract the wisdom trapped in it. “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider,” says Ecclesiastes 7:14. Your adversity has no power to break you without your AGREEMENT.

Always be aware of the Divine presence in your afflictions. God is always right there with you in the midst of your troubles. The Psalmist caught a glimpse of this awesome revelation, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4). God will never abandon those who put their trust in His integrity (Isaiah 43:2), because He is a covenant keeping God (Psalm 89:34).

In your challenges, remain strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10). Hold unto His words and positive confessions (Hebrews 10:23), be sensitive to the revelation of the Holy Spirit and live in an atmosphere of thanksgiving. With the Lord on your side, your triumph is guaranteed (Romans 8:31-32). He will lift you up from the valley of despair unto the mountain top of joy. God will work all things together for your good because you love Him (Romans 8:28).

Stay strong in Him!

Blessings

Wale

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