Turning Challenges into Stepping Stones

Have you ever faced a season where tasks that once seemed effortless now present themselves as steep challenges? Do you often dwell on your shortcomings, feeling your self-esteem erode? Are minor challenges becoming daunting, causing you to shy away from them? Do self-doubt and fear paralyze you, even over decisions that once felt straightforward?

Everyone, at some point in their journey through personal, familial, or business challenges, experiences a dip in confidence. It’s during these trying times that the wisdom of leaning not on our own understanding but on a higher power becomes evident. King Solomon, renowned for his wealth and wisdom, emphasized the importance of placing trust in the divine, saying, “For the LORD shall be your confidence.”

“However, we are not the kind who shrink back and are destroyed; on the contrary, we keep trusting and thus preserve our lives!”


Embracing this type of trust in God unveils numerous benefits. It’s akin to lying down in a bed held by Him, where He invites us to trust wholly and continuously. In this complete trust, we find our steps firm [3:23], stumbles rare [3:23], fears alleviated [3:24], and sleep peacefully [3:24]. With the Lord as our steadfast confidence [3:26], our path remains clear [3:26].

I urge you to press forward, embracing where you are as part of your unique journey. Every hurdle in life and business holds the potential to become a stepping stone for future success, even if it’s not immediately apparent. Transitioning from self-reliance to divine trust is a continuous journey, one that I navigate daily. Remember the encouraging words of the Apostle Paul: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.”

Let this be a call to view every challenge as an opportunity for growth and deeper trust. Your journey is a testament to your resilience and capacity to evolve, guided by a steadfast faith in something greater than oneself.

We reflect on this wisdom by asking ourselves three crucial questions to enhance our understanding and growth.

  1. Have I allowed setbacks and challenges to erode my self-confidence, and if so, how has this impacted my ability to navigate life’s obstacles?
  2. Am I placing more trust in my own abilities or God’s, and what changes can I make to strengthen my trust in the journey ahead?
  3. Have I ever considered that every setback in my life might be a setup for future success, and how can I harness these experiences to build a more resilient and confident self?

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Find strength and confidence by trusting in something greater than yourself as you navigate life’s journey.


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