Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Measure Of A Man
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10 NKJV
The legendary Nokia 3310 is probably the strongest mobile phone ever made. You weren’t scared if your Nokia 3310 fell from high heights because you knew that there would be no significant damage; unlike many of the phones made today that have to be protected with pouches and screen guards, and still, they dare not fall else you may have to spend a reasonable amount of money to fix them.
One truth about life is that there will be days of adversity; there will be evil days. And you can’t wish them away or pray them away! Say “God forbid” 100 times, but they would still come! So, instead of trying to avoid them, you ought to focus on withstanding them. How tough and prepared are you going to be when such days come? How long are you going to last?
Peter Nivio Zarlenga said that, “The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.” And Joe Biden said, “My dad always said, ‘Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.'”
The Message Translation of Proverbs 24:10 says, “If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.” NLT says, “If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.” And ERV says, “If you are weak in times of trouble, that is real weakness.”
Dear friend, I believe within me that you are strong! Because you are a product of Jehovah God! Greater is He that is in you than whatever challenges that will come your way! You may fall seven times a day, that’s not a problem, you will bounce higher every time! Hallelujah!