2023 has undoubtedly been filled with blessings. Dr. Sam, in this series, delivers a powerful and uplifting message: “Don’t give up.”
Transformation through Trials:
Trials possess the remarkable ability to transform us. They don’t leave us unchanged; the choice is ours whether they leave us bitter or better. In times of adversity, some develop wings, while others may reach for crutches. It’s a call to persevere because what may not be working for us is indeed working on us.
God’s Unwavering Support:
With God on our side, there’s no room for defeat. God leverages trials to fulfill divine plans and purposes. James 1:2-4 underscores the idea that tests and challenges, viewed as gifts, unveil the true colors of our faith. Prematurely avoiding struggles hinders the development process, akin to the metamorphosis of a butterfly.
Strength in Weakness:
Referencing 2 Corinthians 12:6-10, we discussed the story of Paul’s thorn in his flesh. Through weakness, God’s grace shines brightest. Boasting in weaknesses becomes a source of strength, echoing the sentiment that challenges instill qualities that good times cannot.
Endurance as a Virtue:
Encouraging resilience, the series draws from 2 Timothy 2:3, urging us to face tough times with unwavering composure. Enduring suffering is likened to being a good soldier of Christ, a sentiment reinforced by Jesus’ call to maintain composure in the face of hardship.
The Test of Genuine Faith:
2 Corinthians 13:5 prompts self-examination of our faith’s genuineness. The series emphasizes that genuine faith withstands the tests, acknowledging the presence of Jesus among us.
Through Troubles, Yet Undefeated:
Drawing from 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, the narrative portrays a resilient spirit pressed but not crushed, perplexed but not driven to despair. Even when knocked down, the promise is that we are not destroyed. Suffering becomes a shared experience, reflecting the death of Jesus for the life of Jesus to be seen in us.
Defying Satanic Attacks:
The series boldly declares victory over Satan’s attempts to amplify fears and failures. Losses may occur, but the assurance is that one will not lose their life. The resounding advice is to keep focus on God, letting His words define our reality amidst life’s storms.
Let’s internalize the wisdom shared in this series. Trials, though challenging, are avenues for growth. By enduring with faith, we emerge stronger, resilient, and transformed.The resolute call to you today through this series: “Don’t give up.” You are blessed always
Sam Adeyemi Ministries.