ADJUST YOUR SAILS

ADJUST YOUR SAILS
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

“So the first thing to do about an obstacle is simply to stand up to it and not complain about it or whine under it but forthrightly attack it.
Don’t go crawling through life on your hands and knees half-defeated.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”

- Norman Vincent Peale
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Most often …
Opportunities originate from obstacles.
Promotions proceed from problems.
Accomplishments arrive on afflictions.
Development comes through difficulty.
Character grows on catastrophe.
And faith grows imperceptibly
Through all of these …
Seeming negatives.

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Degrees of difficulty develop:
Discipline,
Diligence,
Determination,
Decision-making,
Duty,
Discovery,
Drive
and
Dreams.
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Resist,
Refuse …
The urge to reconcile
Yourself to negativity,
In difficulty.
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Account for your attitude,
Adjust your sails.

The wind of adversity,
Suggests certain strategy.

Work with it,
Move with it,
Adapt to it.
 And ...
Arrive by it.
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Don’t deprive yourself of
Adversity’s objectives to ….

Train,
Teach,
Instruct,
Induce,
Forge,
Create ...
True character.
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Adjust the sails,
Man the boat,
God
 Alone ....
Will keep afloat,
The one who 
Trusts 
In Him.
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“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:2-4