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Count It All Joy James 1_2-4

To get to the “promised land,” you’ll have to navigate your way through the wilderness. All of us encounter obstacles, problems, and challenges across our paths, and our decisions as to how we respond to them and view them are significant.

James 1:2-4 (TLB), “Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.”

A man with twenty challenges is twice as alive as a man with ten. If you haven’t got any challenges, you should get down on your knees and ask, “Lord, don’t you trust me anymore?” So what if you’ve got problems – that’s good! Why? Because consistent victories over your problems are important steps on your stairway to success. Be thankful for challenges, for if they were less difficult, someone with less ability would have your job.

“A successful man will never see the day that does not bring a fresh quota of problems, and the mark of success is to deal with them effectively. “ Credit: Lauris Norstad

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