As individuals, we are faced with many challenges in life. What matters is our ability to overcome those challenges.
At every phase in your life, you are going to be faced with new challenges.
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Meaning Of Challenges.
Challenges are difficult tasks intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise wouldn’t do.
Challenges are also things done to arouse or stimulate somebody, especially by presenting with difficulties.
Challenge is something that puts you to the test.
Challenges aren’t meant to slow or break us down, but they are meant to toughen us up for the tasks more enormous task ahead.
How Do You React To Challenges?
How we react to challenges as humans matters a lot. We are supposed to ask ourselves this question at least three times daily.
How do I react to challenges?
I remember the year a few other students and I were chosen to take part in an essay competition.
Though I never knew how to write an essay, I had no choice but to take part as I didn’t want to let my teacher down.
The mere thought of letting my teacher down made me work harder to improve myself on writing essays. I got a few ideas, and I submitted the article to my teacher.
I learnt a very important lesson, and that is;
The only thing capable of making a man succeed or do something extraordinary is the fear of failure.
Fear is an essential tool in success.
Students do not study because they love studying; they study because they are afraid of failure.
People obey the laid down rules and regulations not because they love it, but because they are afraid of being punished.
Though I didn’t come out of the first place, I came out as the second runner up. I was indeed happy I won, and I learnt how to write an essay all because of a challenge.
How you react to challenges matter a lot. So long you are still alive, you can never escape challenges.
If I had refused to write that essay as instructed by my teacher, I probably would not have written this article you are reading.
Importance Of Challenges
Challenges are not as bad as they appear, challenges are trial times, and if you overcome them, you become bigger and better than you were before.
Without Challenges, you would not be able to discover your purpose.
As earlier stated, Challenges aren’t meant to break us down; instead, challenges are expected to propel us to greater heights, it is intended to bring out the best in us and make us believe in ourselves.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
— James 1:12
Many shy from challenges and little wonder why their destinies seem to elude them.
Challenges make you yearn for success. It also makes you unravel your potential in creating new things with pure conviction.
Without Challenges, you would not be able to achieve your dream.
They are the things that are supposed to motivate you to aspire harder; Challenges are meant to toughen you up for the better.
They are meant to make you bolder, stronger and smarter than you were before.
Challenges help in maximizing your today for a greater tomorrow.
Without challenges, you can never know your potential. Your potential can only be realised when you overcome challenges because you will not see that you can be able to do a particular thing unless you try it.
Overcoming Challenges And Obstacles.
Challenges can toughen you up and only when you overcome them.
Overcoming challenges is one of the most significant achievement you can make in life.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
— James 1:12
You can overcome your challenges following the simple steps below;
- Be determined,
- Don’t be ashamed,
- Seek the help of God.
Determination is simply ‘The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions, the decision of character; resoluteness.’
Your background doesn’t mean your back must be on the ground.
Obstacles in life can be overwhelming, and most of the time, persistent. Never allow your challenges to overwhelm you, you are to overcome challenges no matter how great or small it is.
Determination is the sure way for you to overcome challenges.
The human mind is a very powerful asset, anything you put your mind to do will be done, don’t let anyone or any situation overwhelm you, you are your person.
Take on the challenge; tell yourself that you are different. Don’t let anything steal your attention. You can do it.
Determination is stronger than witchcraft.
“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
You can overcome any challenge if you are determined enough.
Do Not Be Ashamed.
Never be ashamed of telling anyone about your challenges; forget about what people will say about you.
It is your life, no one was born for you, and neither were you born for anyone. Your life is only meant to impact lives.
Challenges can be overcome easily if you tell someone about it.
Not until you overcome your challenges, you are not yet a victor; instead, you are a victim.
Don’t be ashamed because everyone has their challenges, no one will tell you what he/she is going through, but they’ll want to make it seem as though they are happy.
Never be ashamed of your challenges because if you are ashamed, you’ll develop depression and low self-esteem. Your self-esteem is vital in your life.
Believe that you are the best because that’s who you are and nothing less.
Seek The Help Of God.
The right way to overcome challenges to pray to seek the help of God
In the Bible, every man in the Israel army had run away from the threats of Goliath. But David took it upon himself and said;
What shall be done to the man that kills this philistine and take the reproach from Israel?
— 1 Samuel 17:26
David saw the challenge and charged towards it; he killed Goliath with a stone from a sling.
He would never have done it without God.
You can’t overcome your challenges without God.
God is the only one that can help you; he’s your father.
From the beginning of time, God has been helping great men in overcoming their challenges. Your case won’t be any different.
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
— Isaiah 41:13
There’s no need to be afraid of anything or anyone; God said that he’d help and guide your path.
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
— Psalm 27:1
Those are major ways to overcome your challenges.
Which of the ways above did you find more appealing to yourself?
Leave your answers in the comments below;