I had to repost these 2 blogs I read today.
From Steven Furtick:
“I told our team the other day:
We’ve got to become more comfortable with controversy!
We’ve learned how to tolerate it and move past it. Now it’s time for us to learn to view it as a gift, and use it to our advantage. Controversy is a sign of progress. Controversy is a sign of impact. Controversy is a precursor to promotion. And a training ground for greater things.
If you want to be like Christ, expect controversy.
And when it comes, don’t fight it. Ride it. Pray through it. Learn from it. Celebrate it.
And watch God use it to elevate you to your next level.”
and from the Deadly Voper Blog:
“I love what J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, said in a speech given at Harvard. It resonates so strongly with why we believe in being “People of the Second Chance.”
In recalling her days when she was a divorced, single Mom, almost homeless, and feeling like a total failure she says:
“So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had already been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.””