Opportunities in Challenges


Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard in an interview with CNN, said that “we learn more from our failures than from our successes” What a statement because many times we forget that challenges always have opportunities in them, but most times we don’t see them.

There are people who need to be pushed to take the next step for their lifting. I know of a brother who was able to build his own house because the Landlord gave him a quit notice to vacate the apartment he rented at that time.

Just recently, I met a former colleague who is now an employer of labour. He told me how he was asked to resign from his previous employment, and I said thank God you were asked to resign. I said that because, he is doing very well now. Today, he has people who are working for him. He is now an employer of labour and no longer an employee.

Take a look at the testimony of a sister in my church below;

               “In May 2011, just 6 months into our marriage, I was afflicted with abnormal bleeding that lasted up till 2013. During this time of ordeal, I and my husband came across this commission in late 2012 and began to listen to the message and hook to every service. We started following all the instructions from this commission. During the in-gathering season in 2013, we engaged in soul winning, distributing the books of the Commission we have to people, encouraging and also sharing the word of God with them. People began mocking us that we were doing what we were doing out of frustration of barrenness. One day, while sharing the word of God with some colleagues at work during the break time, quoting Psalm 34:10 “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger; but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.” Another colleague interrupted and asked “are children not good thing? Why then has God not given you one? At that moment I remembered the testimony of a sister that was mocked during soul winning and God blessed her the same month, then I said to myself, my time has come. In June 16, 2013, Covenant Day of Vengeance, Papa declared in one of the services that someone will be confirmed pregnant this month; I grabbed it as if it is the first time I heard that prophecy. In July 2013, I was indeed confirmed pregnant and delivered a bouncing baby boy in February 2014″.

From the testimony above, it is clear that the sister refused to focus on the challenge of barrenness/mockery, but rather on the opportunity God presented to her to trust Him.

So next time you are faced with a challenge in your marriage/home, look out for the opportunities wrapped up in that challenge. There is always a way out of every situation only if we can trust God and look up, (Matthew 19:26). We are created to overcome, and we shall overcome indeed, (Romans 8:37). Remain ever blessed.

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