“Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.” -Unknown
Have you ever had one of those times in your life when you think, nothing worse can happen to me and then it does? Pretty soon you find yourself waiting, even expecting, the next bad thing to happen!
It becomes really dangerous when we get into a downward twisting spiral that takes us from one adversity to the next. What can stop this roller coaster of life? Will eating a frog each morning give us a brighter outlook on the day ahead?
What does God’s Word say?:
If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength! Proverbs 24:10
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future. Ecclesiastes 7:14
See, I have refined you, but not like silver; I have tested you in the furnace of adversity. Isaiah 48:10
May I be real with you? I get tired of God refining me. I appreciate His desire to make me a better man, but I won’t be heart broken if I never feel the heat of the furnace of adversity again.
Yet I know my only hope of ever reaching the depths of spiritual maturity, that I see in other Godly men and truly desire for myself, is through life’s adversities. There are days I wonder if spiritual maturity is worth the price. Maybe being a superficial, pseudo-spiritual man would be enough.
The older I get the more I realize contentment only comes as we grow in our faith and love for Christ. And our faith and love grows exponentially within the arena of adversity. Even if you opt to skip the frog and cheese omelet this morning, know that God wants to deepen you, He wants to mold you and He wants to refine you. Don’t be scared to face the furnace of adversity, it sure beats eating a frog! Just a thought!
By WhoUWith? Ministries
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