“…look straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head in shame…” —Proverbs 4:25 (GNB)

One of the easiest things to do in times of distress for many people, is to become very sad and get so discouraged to the point that they can hardly keep their head straight. You see them always with their head down and lost in thoughts because they seem to think that all hope is lost. But guess what, at the end of the day, nothing improves. The situation remains the same because no matter how sad or discouraged you are, it does not get any job done. So, what should you do when you face situations that tempt you to keep your head down? Refuse to allow the situation to move you. Instead of keeping your head down, keep it up and keep it straight, that you may be able to see well and come up with ideas and strategies on how to conquer that situation. Don’t waste your time thinking and feeling sorry for yourself, rather channel that strength on strategizing for a solution because that is where the change is. Always remember that whatever challenge you are facing today, is only a passing phase and it cannot overcome you.

It can only do so if you allow it. You might say but this situation is very different and really tough. Well, there is no situation that can be tougher than you. You are equal to the task, for the Bible says “…no temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear….” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV). I want you to take note of the part of the scripture that says that God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear…” In other words, you will not be allowed to go through circumstances that are tougher than you. Therefore, stay firm and stand your ground. Our opening scripture says “…look straight ahead with honest confidence; do not hang your head in shame…” Proverbs 4:25 (GNB). In verse 26, it says ” plan carefully what you do and whatever you do will turn out right…” So beloved, make a conscious decision to keep your head straight, no matter what happens, because that is the attitude you require to go to your next level. God bless you!


No situation in your life can be tougher than you because you are equal to the task!


Thank you, Heavenly Father, for revealing deep secret truths to me, I declare this day that I walk in the grace to overcome and defeat any challenge and as I do this, victory is mine in Jesus’ name. Amen!


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