Fortitude

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A lot of things will come your way in life that you didn’t see coming or worse still even bargained for. You are taken up by surprise, and if only you could have rehearsed your counter-moves, you could have been so bold and in fact coldly dismiss that amount of rumble with a gust of breath.  Yet, we are not excused at all from the consequences of poor performance.

Life is not busy supervising our intentions; it simply delivers according to our actions and reactions.

Fortitude is about living ready. So, when the problem shows up, you shouldn’t back out in panic as if someone else will suspend their preoccupation with their own life’s issues to come and relief you from your unexpected guest. I am totally in support of Zig Ziglar when he said, whatever you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. However, you must know that that is something to do for others and not merely something to expect from people.

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There are times when nobody will be there for you.

You’ve got to be there for yourself! That is fortitude, courage, strength, stamina, resilience, determination, and endurance. It will amaze you that just when you are wondering why nobody is feeling like a superman, rushing to your aid in your new-found crisis; they themselves are caught up with the demands of their own daily struggles.

They were too weak to help. So you’ll see that you can really blame no one about your helplessness. Anyways, you have to be strong.

David encouraged himself when he was at his lowest ebb, when he lost everything to some angry crusaders. None of his men could encourage him because they had also lost everything like him. But you see, nothing changed until he regained his usual fortitude…. He rose up, marshalled his men and went after his assailants and of course he recovered all.

Why should others help you? Don’t you think that’s a self-defeating mentality? Why not rise up, shape up, be a man, be a woman, be strong, look squarely at your predicament, don’t blink an eye, challenge the conditions of your current life…and for once be a hero to yourself. People will always gather around a solution not a problem.

Where there is solution, there is vision…there is a worthy ideal that can redeem people from their boring lives. And don’t let this take you all your life to accomplish cos we have a lot of people around us that will be inspired to win if we also triumph.

 

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