When circumstances are fine, you are fine with the world, but when they turn sour and bleak, you only have yourself. By nature, we gravitate toward people who are doing well in life. Who wouldn't be? We kinda wonder what made them the successful persons that they are. Thus, when motivational speakers visit our country, even it is for an expensive fee, we try our best to be there just to listen to whatever they have to say.
Nothing wrong with being in it, but you see, the final say to what we would become will not come from anyone. Neither of ourselves but the Lord. We have weaknesses all right, they who speak about how they became greater than most of us had also been through struggles themselves.
How did they make a difference? They identified where they were bad at and canceled them out by the renewing of their minds. They decided upon themselves that they deserve better from their life and that their present circumstances could not let them limit their chances to becoming great. They all made a choice, a plan, lived out their choice and worked out their plans. But the question is, who was the object of their success? Was it they or the Lord?
Fortitude and hard work may be the keys to wealth, but the renewal comes from knowing and believing who holds and keeps the unlimited source of hope, strength, and love- JESUS. We all get tired in time, despite the abilities that we posses. The overcomers however have these things in common: a personal relationship with Jesus and imitators of HIM.