Have you ever thought that some day you are going to be faced with and overcome some great challenge and be the hero? I have… maybe I would be seriously injured in a major accident or develop a serious illness or disease or something like that. It would be my opportunity to be the hero and display my strong faith, positive attitude and perseverance. People would look to me and say, wow! Surely if he can pull through that, then I too can overcome any challenge. I dream of one day becoming such a great success, that family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others in the community will be proud of and want to follow me. I would be their example and hero.
While praying the other day I suddenly became aware of something. In the midst of the struggles that we now face, with income dropping significantly over the past three years and having to make some tough business decisions, trying to position the company to not just be around but to improve our impact in the community. And to live out our vision: Together we achieve, protect and strengthen the world.
I suddenly realized that today is that some day. While I have not had any serious injury, disease or illness today I do have the opportunity to display my faith and positive attitude and the opportunity to persevere. If I cannot display these characteristics now, how will I, in the midst of some real struggle. Not to minimize our struggles, but I am sure you will agree, if it’s a financial struggle we can overcome it… the truth is there is hope in all circumstances. Especially for those who believe in God and His promises to renew our strength and always be with us. It’s how we approach it that counts.
Be the hero, do the right thing today. Display the right attitude today. Dream big today. Expect to and overcome whatever it is you are faced with today. You will succeed and people will be proud of and want to follow you.
You can do it… today!