An Opportunity To Grow

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

The Resolve To Stay Undefeated

“Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems
you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how
you respond to them.” – Rick Warren

I think it was James Allan, the author of the classic personal development book “As A Man Thinketh” who said “Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him!” So what do you do with your problems, when they show up in your life?

Most of us have three ways of dealing with our problems. Either we ‘moan and groan’ about the fact that they are in our lives; secondly we may accept that ‘life’s like that’ or, if we are wise we see each problem as an ‘opportunity to grow’ and for us to master this thing called life.

It is likely that everyone reading this has had both the ‘moan and groan’ and the ‘life’s like that’ response to their problems at some point in their lives; but today I would like you to consider the third approach, the ‘opportunity to grow’ way of thinking to your  problems.

We may not have any control of the circumstances that show up in our lives. However, we will always have the opportunity to meet
our problems with the resolve that they will not defeat us! Instead they are only there to allow us to reveal to the world that despite the challenge that they are to us, we nevertheless have the resolve to grow as human beings through them.

Life Is



Written and © Copyright 2011
By AP Smith 01-12-2011


Life is creative energy
Life is full of fun
Life is giving and receiving
Life is a beach in the sun

Life is happy and joyful
Life has some tears on the way
Life is an experience short or long
Life is a game that we play

Life is a mystery unfolding
Life is a series of steps
That bring us to heightened awareness
Of the fact we were sent her to bless

Life is an education
Life is for learning and growth
Life is to understand yourself
To know as you’ve been known

Life is a revelation
Of who we are and how we can fulfil
With passion our purpose in showing up here
Life is for doing “His will”

Life is love unending
That lasts into eternity
Life is bliss; a journey
Into all that we can be