Two soldiers hit the battlefield scared of their opponent, and what could possibly be in store for them. One faces the enemy head on, the second shrinks back. Both survive, but only one emerges with genuine strength. The difference? The first soldier discovered courage, only after he confronted his adversary.
It’s normal to want to get out of a difficult situation. Some of the circumstances that we find ourselves make us want to run and hide in hopes that our troubles will go away. Our weakness in the face of our problems, however, will continue to dog us.
Many people will never know just how tough they are, simply because they keep avoiding hard situations. I often ask myself the question: Do you want to find out what you’re made of? Well, for starters I must toughen myself up by facing my problems head on. Hard times and tough situations come to everyone, but not everyone conquers them.
We are only made strong by the difficulties we face, not by those we avoid.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37