How often do we view success or future success from a worldly standpoint. We think that that those raised in good homes, with good parents, who can give pay for a good education for their kids guarantees they will turn out right or successful. At times we may even view obstacles as barriers to a good future. Or from a Christian standpoint we may view persecution as an unwanted obstacle to the gospel however as Paul in prison said “God’s word is not chained” and neither is our future that God has for us if we trust him.
People think that highly influential people or those with great backgrounds have the greatest shot at success. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. James 2:5 says “Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
A Christian who goes through challenge after challenge is often the one who is strong in faith. And a strong faith is a rare and precious jewel