Overcoming Disadvantages

It’s easy to look at what others have, and then to focus on what we don’t have, and to develop the idea that nothing is worth the effort because of our disadvantages.

Does success ever come easy, though?

While visiting in the office of a successful business woman who had a very stressful job, I noticed a plaque on her wall which read: “The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”

Choose to have faith in God, and depend on Him. With His help, disadvantages can be turned into points of strength.

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. . . . Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus. . . .” (II Cor. 4:8-9, 14a).