Crisis Equals Danger and Opportunity

March 21, 2011

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10

Do you know how the Chinese word pictures define crisis? It’s a combination of two word pictures: danger and opportunity. What a tremendous picture that paints of what a crisis is. It is a time of danger, a time of risk but it’s also a time of opportunity.

Life is filled with crises. We shouldn’t see them problems, but an opportunities. Opportunities to grow closer to God, to seek His wisdom and strength and in the process and come through a time of danger as a stronger and wiser person, who has risen to the challenge of getting through a crisis.

Are you facing a crisis in your family? In your work? In your life? Remember it’s a dangerous time — a time of great risk. Respond poorly and it can be devastating. But seeing it as an opportunity to seek help from God and how to successfully navigate your way through a mine field of living, can make your life a better life, a more meaningful life than ever before.