In today’s volatile economy and ever shifting society, you will face challenges. Knowing how to overcome those challenges and obstacles places you in the same league with men such as: John H. Johnson – founder of Johnson Publishing, the Tuskegee Airman and John Bryant founder of Operation Hope. These men overcame insurmountable challenges to achieve the impossible. Dr. Myles Monroe shows you how to add your name to the list of men who wouldn’t accept, “Failure,” as an option!
Facing Life’s Challenges…
There are many types of challenges and pressures in life. During His time on earth, Jesus showed us how to bring a vision to pass in the midst of such challenges. He faced similar problems and obstacles to what you and I face today, yet His vision came to pass.
He is our greatest Teacher when it comes to learning how to overcome challenges.
Life is tough even at the start for some of us.
Perhaps your parents were divorced when you were just a child. Maybe your father is an alcoholic and your mother is a drug addict. Perhaps you aren’t even sure who your father is. Or if you know who he is, you wish you didn’t. Jesus knows what it feels like to have a difficult family background, because He was called “illegitimate.”
He was born under what the world considered “questionable circumstances.” (See Matthew 1:18-25). Yet that did not stop Him from knowing His relationship to His heavenly Father and fulfilling His purpose as God’s Son. No matter what your background is, your relationship with your Father in heaven will help you overcome your difficult circumstances and fulfill your purpose as God’s child.
When Under Pressure Follow Your God Given Vision
Do you feel pressured by family expectations to pursue a certain career or lifestyle when you know that isn’t God’s plan for you? You don’t always have to wait until you’re older or “have it all together” before you know God’s will for your life.
Perhaps your parents have told you, “You are going to do this,” but you feel called to do something else. Jesus faced a similar challenge. When He was twelve, He knew what He was born to do. Yet Jesus’ earthly parents didn’t understand His vision or why He was pursuing it, even when He said, “Didn’t you know I had to be about my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49).
Even though Jesus respected and honored His parents, He had to follow God’s purpose for His life. As difficult as it might be to experience the disapproval of family members, you must follow the vision God has given you. At the same time, you should always show them love and respect. Jesus went through everything you can imagine.
There were people who were against Him, who continually schemed to make Him fail. How did Jesus overcome?
How did He succeed in His vision when He faced all that opposition? Jesus was able to remain composed through all those trials because what he had in His heart was bigger than all their threats, accusations, and insults. He knew how to persevere with a dream. Likewise, the vision in your heart needs to be larger than any opposition that comes against you so you can persist in your life’s purpose
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Dr. Myles Munroe is the Founder, President, and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, an all-encompassing network of ministries headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas. He is a multi-gifted international motivational speaker, best selling author and business consultant addressing critical issues affecting every aspect of human, social and spiritual development. The spiritual impact being made by him is evidenced by the demand for him as a speaker. In 1999, Pastor Myles received approximately 600 invitations to speak in 55 nations. Visit his dynamic website at: www.bfmmm.com
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