Problems or challenges if you choose to call it, makes life interesting. Without them, we won’t appreciate life and most of the things we have.

So, like the Bible quipped in King James Version of James chapter 1 verse 2 to 5, we should not despise but have the right attitude in times of challenges. It reads;

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; [3] Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. [4] But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

For clarification and better appreciation of what it says, The Passion Translation of the same passage reads;

My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.

While it may have religious colouration and it’s addressing the Christian faithful, I strongly recommend it to everyone irrespective of the faith you practice.

One of the popular saying about problems in Nigeria in recent times is, “problem no dey finish” meaning, “there’ll always be a problem or challenge”. Rather than allow challenges weigh us down, let’s face and handle them with faith and patience.

God didn’t promise or give us a problem free life, but a life of victory which means that, no matter the circumstance, we always win.

Life at its best is lived through faith and patience. If you want to enjoy or experience the life of lacking nothing, practice faith and patience.

Remain inspired, purposeful, and successful.