Faith in the face of challenges: Step down or step up? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

All human beings will be faced with challenges but will certainly respond differently. How we respond to the challenges we are facing or about to face often determines the outcome of the challenges. When we respond to our challenges in fear, we live with the uncontrollable or undesired results that come with the challenges. However, when we respond to the same challenges in faith, we turn things around and determine the results even in unpleasant circumstances.
You may have heard the popular ‘fight or flight’ saying as a way of responding to situations. This postulates that you either stay in the situation to fight or run from the situation immediately you are faced with a challenge. Now there can only be a flight where the circumstances present and option or opportunity to run.
There are circumstances of life that you can’t run from. You don’t have a choice but to stay in them and do what you have to do to make it out of that situation or die in that situation. We will always have choices in the situations that we fall into. The only thing that may differ is what option we are going with.
When we face challenges in life, there are usually two major options for every human being. The first and the most common option will be to respond in fear – that is to step down – and that is usually and admittance of some sort that this situation is bigger than you. The other option we all have is to respond in faith – which is to step up – and say that everything doesn’t look right but this situation can’t overcome me. I don’t have it all figured out but there has to be a way out of this mess.
According to, “A transformer that increases voltage from primary to secondary (more secondary winding turns than primary winding turns) is called a stepup transformer. Conversely, a transformer designed to do just the opposite is called a step-down transformer”
The point I am trying to make is clear. Some of us step up in the face of challenges and others simply step down in the face of challenges. The difference is that in the case of electricity, the gadgets step down the power being supplied when there is too much power and the power is stepped up when it is not adequate. Unfortunately as human beings, instead of stepping down the challenges being presented to us, we step down the faith inside us.
When you see a situation that seems to be difficult, you are to step up your faith, courage or boldness which in turn steps down the capacity of the challenges coming your way. There must be an internal step up for you to see a step down of those circumstances that you are facing. If what you have is an internal step down, then you have already lost the battle before the fight begins.
You are not a failure. You are not dumb. You are not poor. There is something you can do to prove that you’re different from the present negative descriptions of you. You can always be better than what you are right now in life. No matter what life throws at you, so long as you don’t use an internal step down, which causes you to see less of yourself and more of the circumstances, you will always triumph over the situations.
It’s possible you weren’t aware or conscious of the fact that there is an internal regulator of circumstances within you. Now that you are aware, you have to turn that regulator in the right direction. As soon as people are bringing negative stuff your way, turn on you internal regulator which steps you up but steps down the negativity around you. That’s how to ensure you stay above challenges, problems or life’s issues.
You have to be in charge of your life continually without being controlled by circumstances or the myriads of problems that we have to face on a daily basis.

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