Eight Things To Do Against Insurmountable Odds
Assuming you pray from your heart each day
1. Refuse to play the victim by refusing to see yourself as the victim.
2. Educate yourself about the insurmountable condition and educate yourself about
yourself, about life, and about God. Educate yourself about your insurmountable condition,
about growing up, about maturing as a human being regardless of your age or prospects in
3. Become your own specialist in your own domain regarding the circumstance you are in.
Know everything about your adversity.
4. Challenge the experts, the doctors, the counselors, and the know-it-alls, but challenge
them only on solid points based upon your own research into the conditions you face.
5. Become an active participant in the circumstance and not a passive victim. Do not be
willing to sit back and let others run your life. In many adversities, we must let others
run part of our life in order to deal with or get out of the adversity. Our response to
the helplessness of insurmountable odds is one of the keys to getting out of the adversity
6. Demand dignity from yourself, refuse to quit, and refuse to let the adversity touch you
or deal with you. What does it mean to not let adversity touch you? In most adversities,
we are plunged into a darkness that strips away our dignity. We lose contact with who we
are, what we are, what we believe in, and the ways we relate to the world in more normal
times. Most often, we go willingly along with things that in normal circumstances we would
never accede to. Do not let yourself be led, pushed, pulled, or jerked around without your
assertion of your dignity.
7. Demand person-hood from yourself. In the darkness, you can get very, very lost. In the
darkness, it may seem like you cannot see your way out. In the darkness, it may seem there
is no light at the end of the tunnel. In the darkness, we must demand things from
ourselves. We must demand from ourselves that we will not be bitter, but instead be
better. We must demand from ourselves that we will respond with forgiveness instead of
wanting revenge or wanting to get even. We must demand that we respond with soft kindness
instead of hard and bitter anger.
8. Demand control regardless of the circumstance or its course. Demand control regardless
of the nature of the adversity. Demand control from within yourself. What about the
frustration of wanting to be in charge but not being able to take charge? Take charge of
the minute and let the hour take care of itself. You can be in charge of some things but
not necessarily all things. Being in charge is something you have to demand from yourself.
Being in charge of small things is the way you achieve control over large things. Really
decide when you eat, how you eat, what you eat, what you wear, when you bathe, what you
watch, and what you read. Avoid, at all costs, the hopeless and helpless ride of grief,
pain, and anxiety we ride when we are in the darkness. Above all, look upward and look
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