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On any given day we are faced with challenges and some days we run into obstacles. For me, even in the wake of my challenges and obstacles, I know that God is with me. I remember the Bible’s book of Matthew words, “do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

If one lives on biblical principles and trusts God, seeking first the kingdom and his righteousness today, then tomorrow is a forgone conclusion. How good it is to live this way, never dwelling on the past and never worrying about the future. Ours is to trust God in each moment, stewarding each hour of our lives for the glory of God. If we can do that, we will experience a life not dwelling on trouble but rather a life of confidence and faithfulness.

Each challenge we are faced with can be addressed with a cool head and a professional manner. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from the 2019 movie Angel Has Fallen. “It’s our moments of struggle that define us. How we handle them is what matters.” In other words, our “professionalism” does not stop when we are challenged but extends through our leadership as human beings.

Thinking about tomorrow is wise when it comes to considering how to apply biblical principles so that tomorrow we will hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Worrying doesn’t come from rational thinking. It is a fear that comes from an irrational attack in our thought process.

Basketball’s G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) player Michael Jordan said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb, go through it, or work around it.” So, as you face the challenges of today, remember that God is with you. It is through this that you will have less stress and you will certainly find a way to press through obstacles in your life. When you do, there will be more desire to face each day with confidence. So Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Dr. Walter Ghosten