Proverbs 24:10 KJV[10] If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Life is about 10% luck and 90% picking oneself up from tough situations. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. “Everybody can smile in the sunshine, but not everybody can dance in the rain” (Unknown).



Philippians 4:13 KJV[13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Everyone reaches a point where it feels like running away from problems. God won’t allow us to go through something He cannot handle. “God has never given us an amour for our backside because He didn’t expect us to be running” (Joyce Meyer).


Hebrews 12:1 KJV[1] …let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

As you go through life, you receive lots of advice from various people. But these counsels are usually based on their own journey in life and may have nothing to do with you. Sometimes they contradict. You must be able to sift through the opinions of the masses and forge your own destiny based on God’s plan for your life. “Don’t spend your life believing a story about yourself that you didn’t write that’s been fed to you – that simply you’ve accepted, embedded and added to. Let the story go and there beneath is the real you…and your unique gifts, heart and path that await you” (Nanette Mathews).


Proverbs 25:28 KJV[28] He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. What wil be will be, but how we react to it makes all the difference. “What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens” (Ellen Glasgow).


Luke 14:28 KJV[28] For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ?
“It’s easy to be lured into a false sense of security based on what we intend to do… In the eyes of others, plans are just a means to an end. Plans are wonderful, and necessary for success—but only if you fulfill them. The rest of the world doesn’t know what you plan to accomplish in the next few months. So make some of those plans a reality” ( “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” (Henry Ford).

Work hard

Proverbs 12:11 KJV[11] He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
Success is not automatic. We reap what we sow. If you live your life lackadaisically, your future will reflect it. On the other hand, when you work hard with what you have, you will reap the benefits. “Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap (Unknown).

Just do it

1 Samuel 14:6 KJV[6] And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.
We don’t always have to wait for a sign from heaven to do things before believing that God is with us. It is better to take action on good opportunities than to be inactive waiting for God to do something He has already given you the capacity and resources to do. “Just do it” -Nike.