Overcoming Adversity

Welcome to Day 24 of the Will Proverbs Change Your Life? Reading Series. Today’s reading is Proverbs chapter 24.

Today’s favorite verse in Proverbs chapter 24 is…

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 AMP)


You must be resilient in the face of adversity.  I am increasingly learning that I must always operate in love in every area of my life. When I don’t approach life from a place of love, fear will cripple me.

I recently had a major audition and as I was in the waiting area I started to become fearful.  I immediately acknowledged my fears and spoke directly to them.

My conversation with FEAR went: “Let everything that have breath praise the lord. Fear, I acknowledge you and I do not pretend that you are not here. However, if you are gonna reside in me then you are gonna work for my good to praise the lord in this audition or release yourself from my life!”

My conversation with FEAR kept me from fainting, reminded me of my strength, and set the atmosphere for a GREAT audition.

Eliminate fear because it will cause you to faint. You must always operate from LOVE.

Fear will never lead you to a positive end. Love will always leap over excuses and get the job done. – T.D. Jakes

Educate yourself about your greatness.

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity – Aristotle

 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it a seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill

Stand Up & Break Some Records!

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. – William Arthur Ward

And if you faint, get back up and use your experience to learn and grow.


Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz

For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. (Proverbs 24:16 AMP)


Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. – William Shakespeare

Faint– to weaken in purpose or spirit.

Resilient Artists, don’t weaken in purpose or spirit.


Photo Credit: Jena

I am reading The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness.   Mr. Scott reveals several breakthrough strategies to achieve a life of success.  One of these strategies he recommends that you read a chapter from Proverbs a day. For your reading schedule, he recommends that each day you read the chapter that matches the current day of the month. So for August 1st you would read Proverbs Chapter 1.

August marks my third month on this reading plan and it’s amazing how fun and enlightening reading Proverbs can be.

This month I will share my favorite verse for the Proverbs chapter of the day along with a video clip, picture, etc.


Check out other days of the Proverbs Reading Series.

 *NOTE: One strategy that I use on this reading plan is that if I miss a day, oh well. You can read whatever chapters missed the next month on the corresponding day. Just read the chapter that matches the day of the month. That way it doesn’t become a chore and you can stay present.

*Leave a comment below and let’s discuss.


  1. Whoa! THANK YOU FOR DEPOSITING IN MY INSPIRATION BANK!!!!! This reminds me of how many athletes go to Denver, Colorado to train at a higher altitude because there’s less oxygen. They train in this environment to push their peformance to higher levels. I will continue to let adversity be my training ground!

    • R.A. Staff says:


      I love “Inspiration Bank” and I’m also gonna let adversity be my training ground. Sounds like a future post!


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