Life is full of obstacles and challenges, both big and small. Some are unexpected, while others we can see coming from a mile away. But regardless of their nature or origin, one thing is for sure: they will always be there.
So what do we do when faced with these obstacles? Do we ignore them and hope they go away? Or do we adjust to them?
Adjusting to obstacles may not be our first instinct. After all, who wants to change their plans or make adjustments in their life? But sometimes it’s necessary. We need to learn how to adapt to the challenges that come our way.
Think about going to the chiropractor for a moment. They may adjust your spine to alleviate pain or discomfort, but they also do it for preventative maintenance. It helps you stay healthy by making adjustments before problems arise.
Similarly, in our lives, we need to make adjustments not only when things are bad but also when everything seems fine. It’s like a car that needs regular maintenance even if it’s running well.
But sometimes adjusting isn’t just physical—it’s also mental. Our attitude towards an obstacle can make all the difference in how we face it. We need Jesus in our lives not only for physical healing but also for mental alignment.
Jesus came not just so we could have life but so that we could have life abundantly (John 10:10). Abundant life doesn’t necessarily mean everything will be perfect and easy; it means living a life that honors God no matter what comes our way.
We need to surrender ourselves fully to Jesus and let Him guide us through the obstacles of life. Instead of fighting against Him or trying things on our own terms, let us ask Him how He wants us to handle each situation.
Every obstacle is an opportunity—an opportunity for us to demonstrate faithfulness and endurance even in the midst of hardship. We may be broken, but we can still give thanks for it.
Just like how Jesus broke bread before feeding the 5,000, our breakthroughs often come through breaking. Instead of complaining about our brokenness, let us give thanks and trust that God has a plan for us.
Adjusting to obstacles is not always easy or comfortable. But if we learn to do it with faith and gratitude, we can find ourselves living abundantly even in the midst of hardship.