Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. (Joshua J. Marine, author)

When you are faced with a challenge—perhaps an obstacle in your planned path, how do you respond? Some become discouraged; maybe they even give up altogether. The brave people who face the challenge head-on, no matter how difficult, most often are the leaders who win over such difficulties and discover that life has become more interesting and rewarding.

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart (Proverbs 17:3). Consider it pure joy . . . whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1:2-3).