In the book, Make Yourself Unforgettable, Dale Carnegie Training authors write that to be a person of class means, "...the mysterious, intangible will to win that empowers a champion to meet whatever challenge presents itself." They go on to explain how the ability to see obstacles as opportunities is invaluable.
Recently, I was speaking with one of my Associate Therapists who I supervise. She is preparing to take her board exams and has test anxiety. She shared about her prior struggles with testing and how her efforts to find comfort in prayer have failed because she constantly takes back the worry she attempts to put down and refocuses again on the evidence of the past. I told her it all comes down to trust and what do we trust more: The evidence we can see or the hope of the unseen?
In life we are goin to be challenged. It's a fact we can resist and battle against like trying to stop the wind; or we can accept it, bundle up, and adjust to the changes in the weather.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
At the age of 30, when I was "a baby Christian," I memorized this scripture and it has comforted me when I could not see my way through the many difficulties of life. When there is all the evidence in the world that we will fail, that we are not good enough, when we know who we are with all certainty and feel the heaviness of self-condemnation, we can find comfort in knowing we are not the ones with the final say. When we give up (surrender) our will to God's will, miracles happen. It is in our trusting in the true champion and class act of the heavens that we can find "the mysterious, intangible" will of God. If HE brought you to this place for HIS purpose and you are walking in faith and trust beyond the evidence, you cannot fail.
Day 17: Trust