By Troy Vincent Sr.

We all are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. Often times the challenges seem so difficult and we ask ourselves where do we start, and how will this end. I know, I’ve been there. Knowing that the inevitable is going to happen, the question we must ask ourselves is “How we deal with them?” At the end of the day, it challenges our character, resiliency, our faith, and our integrity.

In these challenges, we can’t allow ourselves to be discouraged or defeated. Romans 8:28 says ” all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

This is the essence of standing on your faith and belief. In each of these challenges and circumstances, victory is in sight. We have to believe it. We constantly must be reminded to control the controllable, control what you can control. Remaining steadfast and focused on victory, is an intentional exercise.  So stay encouraged and focus in on victory.

Victory or success is intentional. We are called according to God’s purpose. It’s not our purpose, but “HIS” purpose. We have the greatest example in Christ. He is the way the truth and the life. It takes courage, faith, and unwavering belief to recognize that our challenges are temporary.

Our family has learned through the years that keeping faith at the center of our challenges keeps us encouraged. We are stronger with faith. Our faith provides focus on who we are and what we represent. Know that there is victory in our challenges.