“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” Romans 5:3-5, NKJV

American Ninja Warrior, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder…lately, it seems like obstacle courses are all the rage. There’s something incredibly inspiring about watching a normal person overcome one obstacle after another and emerging victorious.

This month, write about someone you know who has experienced and overcome tremendous obstacles in his or her life.

-Who is this person and how do you know him/her?
-What has he/she overcome?
-Have trials brought this person closer to God, or pushed him/her away?
-What have you learned from this person’s experiences?

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12, NKJV