From Bishop Jemmott’s book, Words of Encouragement: Book Two
The Apostle Paul gives us ten biblical relations believers need to exhibit towards other believers. Let me warn you, you may have to do some repenting after you read the text: Adversity is serious or continued difficulties or misfortune. As believers, we have all experienced instances of adversity; as I write this article, I am personally experiencing a season of adversity that seems to be lasting an eternity. However, I have learned that I can experience a certain level of success in an adverse situation if I keep my focus on the Word of God.
The Bible said that Joseph experienced success under adversity. After he was betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery, we are told, “The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.” Genesis 39:2 (NLT) Not only was Joseph successful in Potiphar’s house, but he continued to experience success after he was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife and put in prison. “The Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love…” Genesis 39:21 (NLT)
Like Joseph, many of us will experience adversities along the way to our destiny. The keys to emerging out of adversity with a degree of success are: never allow the adverse situation to make you bitter. Bitterness will consume you and keep you from experiencing success. Next, keep your focus on the word of God and not the condition. Your condition or situation is temporary; the Word of God is eternal.
Remember, you can experience success in adversity.
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