Prov. 24:16 - "For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again,..."
A study of Proverbs will reveal the way to overcome adversity is to get back up after you have had your encounter with adversity.
It may have been an illness, a medical set back such as a torn ACL, a rejection of your resume, failure to accomplish a set goal, a divorce or the death of a loved one.
There are thousands of ways to get knocked down but if we intend on overcoming adversity we must get back up and re-enter the race.
We must get back up on our own two feet and start again.
For some, it would be a conversation with someone that you respect, or watching a movie or reading about other people who overcame adversities.
Are you one that is able to motivate yourself? Or are you the kind who will graciously allow others to help motivate you?
It doesn't matter which method works for you. What matters is in order to overcome adversity you will get back up and move forward with another plan and a new head full of ideas.
Every time you get knocked down by life you get back up on your feet and start all over again.
I always ask myself "What".
What can I learn from this trial? I then write down the things that I can learn and allow these to help motivate me positively to keep moving forward to accomplish my goal.
If you ask "Why" you may never be able to determine if the answers you come up with are true.
If you're knocked down get back up and you'll be glad you did.
If you meet some events that knock you down in life then plan on getting back up and re-engaging.
This is the correct way to overcome adversity.
Think On These:
The difficulties of life are to make us better - not bitter.
Say what you will about trouble; it always gives us something to talk about.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.