There seems to be a law in the earth that comes into effect the moment someone takes steps towards chasing a dream or accomplishing something great and worthy. It’s a law that proves time and time again that success will never come easily. It is the same in athletics, business, fitness, relationships, you name it.

What has prompted this thought are my encounters with various people from various backgrounds throughout this year. As I introduce people to a means to achieve their hopes and dreams and to become better parents, spouses, and people, I receive varying responses that intrigue me. Without going into a lot of detail, let me simply say this. Nothing great comes without resistance. If we choose to accomplish anything great, we will have to overcome adversity. I believe it is inevitable. If you want to achieve your dreams, you will have to fight for it. Period.

Sadly, some won’t even try. They encounter the smallest amount of adversity and quit, or worse yet, understand they will encounter resistance and therefore don’t even begin. Yet God has placed within every human being the potential to overcome. It’s there. Everyone can. Every single person that has ever tread the soil of this great planet has had the seeds of greatness within them.

I could write much about this, and perhaps this blog sets the stage for future writings, but for now, know this. The moment you decide to win in life, adversity is coming. It may be in the form of financial stress and pressure. It may come in the form of negative relationships. Adversity may come looking as a physical ailment. Whatever it may be, brace yourself. And prepare yourself (check out Orrin Woodward’s book Resolved: 13 Resolutions for LIFE and read the chapter on Adversity Quotient along with the rest of the book).

Anyone can win in life. Not everyone will. Anyone can tap into the God-given seeds of greatness within them, but many won’t. Hear the words of the apostle James and know there is a greater purpose behind every obstacle. You can win!

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




About Bryan Vashus

I am passionate about living a life of purpose. There is a purpose in being a spouse, a parent, a leader, and a person. I live in such a way as to fulfill the purpose in each area of my life and help others do the same. I have an amazing wife, Courtnee, who shares in this pursuit with me, two children, Hannah and Joshua, who bring immeasurable amounts of joy to my life. My family is united together in truly helping people and impacting them with the grace and love of God everywhere we go.
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