Resilience is Brilliance; I will rise.

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Resilience is one of the most important characteristics of a true follower of Christ (in my opinion :)). Being resilient means not allowing yourself to be crippled by failure or paralyzed by fear.  It means choosing to be strong and carry on despite any previous disappointment.

I personally have had to be be resilient a lot in my life.  A lot.  It can be difficult to remain optimistic after being let down so many times.  But I try my best to accept hardship and/or criticism with grace, and just put one foot in front of the other to keep moving forward.  I don’t believe it’s healthy to try to smother or mask any feelings of frustration when things don’t go the way I planned or wanted, but still I retain some semblance of hope, some pocketful of sunshine, despite what rains may come.

The Savior is the ultimate example of someone who was resilient; He either vicariously experienced or felt himself every kind of sorrow, cruelty, sin, and abuse imaginable, and yet He still rose to the occasion (literally!) and reached His glorious potential.

I will rise out these ashes, rise.

From the stubble on the ground

and the trouble I have found

I will rise…

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 1.  When have YOU been resilient and risen out of the ashes?

2.  How can you be resilient to any challenges that you might encounter down the road?

Resilience is brilliance.

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