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“The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.” (Proverbs 15:24)

 Today, we are going to examine the word “resilience” and how it relates to the practical and biblical principles for “Spiritual” growth. In essence,“resilience” represents the ability to recover quickly. Resilience is defined as the power to spring back from an unfavorable situation; A person's ability to change and adjust in a positive way to adversity. In the business world, it is called “adaptability” a key leadership ability in approaches to problem-solving. It is your ability to exam a situation, resolve with the best alternative, and adjust for the greater in a circumstance to move forward. The “resiliency” is a direct connection between “adaptability” in “strategic planning”  to achieve goals.

 In the context of the scripture, King Solomon left on record for all people striving to become productive leaders the importance of using Godly wisdom to overcome adversities and challenges in life. For instance, personally, I call this “What-If-Phase.” It is the ability to know in life you will encounter adversity, plan to overcome obstacles, and thinking out-of-the-box to embrace new opportunities to reach goals. Thought to ponder: Your “resiliency” is the ability to transform for the greater from adversity; Not losing hope in your purpose; Knowing you will recover. At this level, your total being (mind, body, and soul) shifts and begins to resist the very opposition with a mindset of victory on the other side.


What lessons can be learned about “resilience” and “adaptability?” There are five (5) important lessons. Discovering the “Truth” in “Know” and “How.”

 Lessons Learned About Resilience and Adaptability


  1. Know life will have adversities as winds to blow our dreams and goals in different directions. How will I plan to overcome to reach my dreams and goals? (Visionary Leader)
  2. Know mediocrity will only lead to complacency; Complacency will lead to defeat. How is personal “value” positioning me for success? Know your own value and worth. (Value Proposition Minded)
  3. Know invoking Godly wisdom in decision-making in life is far greater than worldly wisdom. How will I surrender my life to receive wisdom from God? (Humility Trait)
  4. Know the right “resilience” is interchangeable with “adaptability” that transforms a person for the greater through adversity with a different view of life. How will I plan to transform to make an impact from this adverse experience? (Transformation Process)
  5. Know a resilient person always strive to live rather than to die from disappointment. Sets their minds on things above and not beneath. How will I plan to live honorable no matter the opposition? (Focus Minded)


In closing, know a “resilient” person recovers quickly as a conqueror no matter the levels of adversity; Know you will have to adapt in life to shift to the next level; Know yourself value and worth; Know you will have to plan for success to overcome life challenges; Know “if” the plan needs revision, allow yourself to think creative and out-of-the-box approaches to achieve the goal; Know Godly wisdom in decision-making will always produce growth; Know you must never let anyone steal your life, dream or purpose. Remember, an environment of life is a progressive climate and culture of growth through turbulence. Change your environment if needed. Change your view if needed. Speak life, grow, and lead! “You Have Value!” “You Have Purpose!

Be Blessed and stay connected to Jesus,

Lady Cynthia R. Kelly
God’s Humble Servant
Evangelist - International Author



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