There are biblical ways of overcoming challenges. I am going to show one of the ways today.
Christians have been prepared to lean on God to overcome challenges and obstacles. God wants to help His children to overcome any obstacle that may stand between their success or breakthroughs.
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What does the bible say about overcoming challenges?
The bible, God’s Word says a lot about overcoming challenges. God’s Word wants every Christian to know that He will always be with them anytime they are facing any challenges.
God’s Word wants every Christian to trust God to help them. The bible teaches and admonishes every Christian not to trust in any other source or god. There are very clear biblical ways of overcoming challenges.
Now, let me show you the inspiration I got while studying the Word of God on the issue of overcoming challenges.
Fruitfulness despite afflicting circumstances
Nigerian and African governments have created many afflicting circumstances and conditions for their citizens for many years now. I am just using Nigeria and Africa as examples but this applies to any country where the people are going through one challenge or the other.
Citizens of Nigeria have been made to go through extreme situations that will hinder their productivity. For example, in Nigeria, the following problems are prevalent:
- Irregular or no electricity supply has been a demon that has refused to go despite the huge resources that have been dumped into the sector.
- Workers and pensioners are not having the best of times in the hands of their government employers.
- The roads are bad.
- Petrol scarcity is another evil the Nigerian government has not been able to cast out.
Biblical ways of overcoming challenges and afflicting circumstances
I call all these problems mentioned above, ‘afflicting circumstances’. These afflicting circumstances are around every nook and crannies of the country and the continent.
Citizens can’t have the basic facilities that can help them become productive. Even those who steal in government are the ones that are very popular and celebrated in society!
Good news is here
But thee is good news to you today if you are a Christian! The story of the children of Israel below will show you this good news:
Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel.
The Egyptian king who knew not Joseph came on board and began to use task Masters to afflict the children of Israel. The children of Israel were made to do hard labor under extreme conditions.
All these were put in place to stop their fruitfulness and to stop their multiplication. Despite these challenges and afflicting circumstances, the children of Israel continued to grow and multiply!
Overcoming challenges of life with the Lord
The saving grace for Israel was God. God was with them. God helped them to keep multiplying despite the wickedness of the Egyptians.
You can also become more fruitful despite the harsh condition or the tough challenges confronting you. You should however be sure that God is with you. You can’t survive it if you pass through the fire without God.
God will be with you if you ensure you are with God. He said in Joshua chapter 1, that He will not leave us nor forsake us. But we must ensure we abide by His rules and instructions. We must abide in His Word.
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