Appreciate the Resistance

For most people, hardships and difficulties create a certain level of discomfort. In the interim, we find ourselves resisting obstacles  and seeking comfort.

But if the truth be told, it’s the things that create resistance in life that cause growth. After all, no pain- no gain right?

We can learn from the Apostle Paul. He said in Philippians 4:12, “I’ve learned to be content in any and every situation.” My friend, that’s the way we should be. We should learn to be content and appreciate the resistance that life brings.

Oliver After Weight Training
When doors of opportunities are closed, that’s resistance. When things don’t go our way, that’s resistance. When friends walk away and talk bad about you, that’s resistance. These things come about so that we can grow stronger.

You will never be able to handle the open opportunity that God has for you if you don’t learn how to appreciate or accept the discomfort of a few closed doors. You wouldn’t learn to appreciate the company of a few faithful friends, until you’ve had many friends walk out on you. It’s this kind of resistance that takes you to the next level in life.

When I go to the gym, I learn that most of my growth comes from the resistance of weight training. So appreciate your struggles. Thank God for your haters, critics and naysayers. Your growth in life depends on the resistance they create!

I like to put it like this, the greater the resistance, the greater your position. The greater the opposition, the greater your final composition. Learn to appreciate your hardships.  Appreciate the naysayers. Let your haters be your motivators. And before you know it, you’ll start to see tremendous growth as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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