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Adversity and Opportunity are Joined at the Hip

By Michael Q. Pink

April 23, 2009


I don’t want to leave the topic of adversity without sharing with you a very positive perspective. I have learned that adversity and opportunity are always – not most of the time – but always, joined at the hip! No matter what the circumstance, there is always something of high value that can be gained from it.

The greater the adversity, the greater the opportunity. When you find yourself in the grip of adversity, “count it all joy knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:4) The end result of adversity can be sweet fruit indeed.

Be purposeful. Look for the opportunity. Ask God to show you the potential reward. Those who solve problems are of high value to any society and oftentimes that value has even a financial benefit to it. When you get good at solving problems, look for others who have problems and ask God for how to solve their problems. That’s what good businesses do. They solve problems other people can’t or won’t. When you do that well, adversity can be a most lucrative opportunity for you.  Count it all joy.

Michael Q. Pink

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