“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne W. Dyer
We could spend the time in this post focused on the choices, and we would do well with such. However, this thought is more about the idea expressed as connected to specific choices and the results of those choices.
The first is an opportunity for growth. The idea of opportunities being a gift for growth is exciting. God certainly wants leaders to grow. He wants everyone to grow closer to Him, stronger in faith, and deeper in a demonstration of love. When leaders grow everyone benefits and God is glorified.
The second is an obstacle to prevent growth. The events of life can be tragically difficult and if we are not careful, these events can create such a negative impact that we become bitter and growth is hindered.
As the thought explains, the choice is ours. Leaders need to view the events in life as an opportunity to grow in relationship with God and others.