In the fine book, Men in Midlife Crisis, Jim Conway uses the Chinese definition of the word, “crisis,” which means “opportunity and danger.” Life has many crises. How we navigate through these turbulent waters means the difference in a shipwrecked life or a life of victory.
You may be in the middle of a crisis or you may face one in the future. It can be a dangerous time, but also a time for great opportunity. The danger is to panic and make rash decisions with negative long-term consequences. The opportunity is to depend on God for strength. To do this calls for:
* Prayer in seeking God’s power
* Bible study in seeking God’s guidance
* Obedience in seeking God’s will
Trust God to guide you through the storm.
And one more thing: Take things one day at a time for Jesus said: “Don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Are you in a crisis? It’s a time of great danger and opportunity. Be aware of the dangers, but don’t retreat from the crisis. Become a better person in the process.