Fight For It, Part 1: How to Build Resilience (Clay Scroggins)
We will all face setbacks in life. This is something that’s out of our control. But we can build resilience through the small trials, which will give us what we need when the bigger trials come.
Have you ever struggled to bounce back from a setback? From getting stuck in traffic to losing a loved one, setbacks can be hard to move on from. The rate at which we bounce back is often determined by our level of resilience, so building your resilience now is crucial because you will need it later. Take time to plan how you can begin to build resilience by identifying the small trials in everyday life.
Fight For It, Part 2: Building Resilience Through Rejection (Clay Scroggins)
Everyone faces rejection. How we handle that rejection can either cripple us or force us to become more resilient. In a critical moment during Jesus’ ministry, his Heavenly father reminded him of something that can help all of us walk through seasons where we feel rejection.
Refuse to let others rejection of you eclipse what God’s acceptance says about you. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house—1 Peter 2:4–5
Isaiah 53: 1–4, Matthew 3:13–17
Fight For It, Part 3: Your Struggle Can Be Your Superpower (Clay Scroggins)
(An interview with Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook)
Being connected is not enough. When we respond to adversity in our lives by showing up for one another, we turn connection into community. In our greatest adversities, we receive the gift of being comforted by God so that we then may comfort others.
- You can’t bounce back alone.
- Others can’t bounce back without you.
- Somebody needs your struggle.
- Your suffering can be your superpower.
Try to move from connection to community by showing up for someone this week. It can be hard to talk about pain and suffering, but if you choose to share, before long you may realize that your struggle can be your superpower.
2 Corinthians 1:3–7
Fight For It, Part 4: Building Resilience in the Next Generation (Clay Scroggins)
(An interview with Tim Elmore, President and Founder of Growing Leaders)
Resilience has changed throughout the generations and as a culture we are trending toward. The trend for parents is to protect rather than prepare the next generation for adulthood. Our greatest opportunity for leading the next generation is to model and build resiliency muscles.
Leading the next generation begins with the transformation of the leader. As adults, we have opportunities to examine our own narratives that affect our relationships and leadership. Examine your locus of control narrative this week and choose a Scripture to affirm the truth about what God says about you.