If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited. Proverbs 24:10 HCSB
I have heard it said, “Getting started is half done.” or “To fail to try is to fail.” or “It is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried.” or “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” These are all good motivational sayings that have a lot of truth to them. Just imagine if David had shrunk back in fear at the thought of facing Goliath, the giant of the Philistines. Instead He boldly moved to take action when others were afraid to do anything.
In this proverb Solomon is challenging his readers to face difficult times and to at least do something. Lack of action is not an option; it will limit us and lead to failure. Life is filled with difficulties. How one approaches and deals with the difficulties will define who a person is and what he will accomplish in life. A person can either shrink back in fear or boldly move forward to face the challenge.
Challenge: When you are faced with a difficult situation, know that God is with you and that you can boldly face the challenge with confidence, knowing that with God all things are possible.
Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 10:1-32; Matthew 7:1-29