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The belief that “only the strong survive” may be appropriate if you are climbing a mountain that requires great muscle power, strength and stamina. But the physical strength that is needed to survive our day-to-day activities is a different type of energy powered by belief and faith.

It is a strength that comes from God, and it requires your faith in him. The Bible has a popular quote about how people with faith cope with tough times: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Leaders need this type of strength that comes from God. They need strength and courage to lead others to accomplish goals and missions. Leading others can be complex, and it goes beyond the kind of respect that parents teach their children. A leader shows respect by listening closely to others, empathizing with their feelings, and tolerating opposing points of view.

A strong leader treats others in ways that confirm their beliefs, attitudes, and values. When a leader exhibits respect for everyone, they can feel competent about their work and mission, and they can accomplish the tasks required of them. There are plenty of examples throughout the Bible that implore us to be strong and courageous, pushing fear and discouragement to the side throughout our daily activities.

To go through what we go through each day requires strength. We stay strong when we have full knowledge that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. The Bible teaches that the power of God lies upon the weak. We are all weakened sometimes in life by the difficulties we face. We need the courage and inner strength to sustain us in perilous times.

So, as you face challenges in life know that your greatest strength comes from God. No matter what you encounter, God’s strength can help you get through it and face your obstacles with faith that things will work out for the best. So, Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Dr. Walter Ghosten