Choose Joy

Our human wisdom will laugh at the thought of being joyful in times of trouble. It must be some psychotic logic that some will react negatively. But aren't our most trying times, the most memorable moments in our lives that we actually got the best lessons there are? Aren't our trying times the stories we ought to share because we felt triumphant when we passed through it?

I don’t know the gift of any problem until I have learned to overcome it. I can say, and many would agree that life never throws something at us that we cannot take. It is all about your perception. We never lose. We only learn. So take pride in all the obstacles because you are given one shot again to be great, to show the world that you can. It is another trophy in the making. You’re only getting stronger, never weaker.

 "Consider it pure joy friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way."