Blooming in Adversity

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” 
― Walt Disney Company, Mulan

How do you hold up when you hit the wall and realize you can't get past it?  Adversity can beat you down if you are not prepared.  The one gift I have from God is the unusual presence of taking something that does not work and running it through a thought process trying to figure out how to make something actually work out.  Perseverance. Even in some pretty dark moments in life, my mind continued to problems solve.  While that sounds good, the better answer is prayer. Taking that time... as much time as needed, or as much time is available... to allow the situation to present itself. You cannot always 'save' yourself. That is God's job.  Really is hard to NOT persevere and try and figure out what I think needs to happen. It is truly all God's plan and he will be the one to persevere. 

We bloom in adversity because we learn we are NOT in control of our destiny.  We are in control of our thoughts, prayers and beliefs.  Mine are with the word of the Lord, His way is the only way. His light and His love persevere. No matter what we may try to do, He will be handling the outcome, even if we get in the way.  

 "However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—" 1 Corinthians 2:9