In the early morning of Wednesday May 21st, someone tried to imagine the kind of challenge that will arise during the first thirty days of integration of life into African context after the US 6-month fellowship programs. I think it will not be easy to integrate ourselves more easily to our African cultures because of adoption of western culture in the past 5-month. It’s a crucial moment for someone to gain energy for a great collection of inspiration and high quality posture to endure community high expectations.
I hate to burst your bubble, but yes, life is always going to be a challenge. But there’s good news: some days will be better than others! Why does life have to be so tough? People are imperfect (with sin) and basically selfish and proud, and seek to serve themselves rather than God.
I had this misguided idea that once I acknowledged Christ as the leader of my life (also referred to as “Becoming a Christian” or “Being saved”) my life in the land of milk and honey would be trouble free. Well, I was wrong. Being a Christian isn’t a guarantee of a trouble free and perfect life. But it is life full of promises, one of the things that I will never be alone. God promised both in the Old Testament (Joshua 1:5) and the New Testament (Hebrews 13:5) that he would never leave us or forsake us.
As a matter of fact, God also directly addresses this issue of a challenging life. In Matthew 6:34 Jesus states, “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” There you have it, even Jesus Christ acknowledged that each day will have enough trouble of its own, acknowledging there is trouble and that is simply a fact of life.
Encountering a challenge makes someone strong, decisive and a good planner, I believe that better life is achieved by encountering challenges in one’s life and be ready to take a challenge to become an entrepreneurial venture.