Most Christians are familiar with the story of David. Many times when we talk about David, we only remember his exploits over “Goliath.” Not many remember the fact that he had killed a lion and bear prior to that. Maybe because that aspect of his life wasn’t dramatically expressed like his triumph over Goliath.
But you see, the lion and the bear that attacked David’s flocks were wonderful opportunities for him. Have we ever thought of what would have happened had David faltered and failed in killing both animals? I believe that if he had failed, he would have missed God’s opportunity for him, and may never have fulfilled his purpose on earth.
Nobody would think of a lion and a bear, some of the planet’s most deadly animals as a special blessing or an opportunity, yet they were an opportunity in disguise for David. That’s why I strongly believe that every adversity, every difficulty, every trial that comes our way, if we view it correctly, is an opportunity for us.
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Folks when a “lion” comes in your life, in whatever form it may take, recognize it as an opportunity for your growth. The challenge may look too difficult for you to bear, but if you will not falter, and press on, you will discover that, that challenge is the stepping stone for your next level. Live your greatest life!