As a founding member of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Team, It has been my privilege to develop leaders and to train future leaders to live their destinies.
History is full of achievers who stood the test of time, and overcame adversity and prosperity, to remain strong. Someone once said, “Adversity and prosperity are equally challenging. To stay balanced through adversity requires strength. To stay balanced through prosperity demands integrity.”
The book of Wisdom from Proverbs 24:10 says, “you are a poor specimen if you can’t stand the pressure of adversity.” The Message Translation reads, “If you fall to pieces in crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.”
In the battle between the rock and the stream, the stream wins every time. Not because of it’s strength but because of it’s persistence. The natural flow of a stream propels it towards it’s determined goal, in a prevailing direction.
As leaders, you and I should be determined to stand strong, when others have fallen by the way side and quit. Our decisions shape our character and our character will have the final say on our destination in life. And to all my leaders let me say, determination is the force within that keeps you going, keeps you pushing, keeps you progressing, it’s not what lies before you but what lies within you that determines your success.
Keep standing on the Rock!!