Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems. (Sun Tzu, 5th century BC Chinese philosopher)

Another writer put it simply, “Big opportunities arise when big obstacles arise.” Most of us try to avoid difficulties. It’s a natural response but getting in that habit will cost a lot of missed openings for learning and gaining. It may be difficult, but we need to train ourselves to look at difficulties with fresh eyes to see what profit can be made from them.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)