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
Most often …
Opportunities originate from obstacles.
Promotions proceed from problems.
Accomplishments arrive on afflictions.
Development comes through difficulty.
Character grows in catastrophe.
And faith grows imperceptibly through all of these seeming negatives.
Consider past events in your life, degrees of difficulties faced, and all that arrived in the wake of them and see if this is not so.
 Fill your mind, my friend, with a progress report of positive, productive potential blessings yet to come;
So many dreams are yet ahead.
See them, realize them ... and attack the thing that is set before you.
Become a bulldog on the pant leg of obstacle and don’t give up!
Resist and refuse the urge to reconcile yourself to negativity when faced with difficulty;
Attack with gusto that thing that threatens to pull you under, and employ your energy in productive positive action.
Trust and commit to God whatever He has presently allowed into your life:
Work with Him,
Move with Him,
Adapt to Him,
You'll arrive with Him.
Obstacles are opportunities in disguise;
Give thanks to God for them.
“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever. Forsake not the works of Thine own hands.”
Psalm 138:8