When we talk about life, we can easily say that we can’t live without oxygen. We need to breathe this element every second of our lives. The day we don’t life ends. The same thing can be said about crisis in life. It is part of life’s fabric. The day crisis ends, life is over. No person on the planet is exempt from having them.
If we need to breathe in oxygen for us to survive, we can also say that we need to know how to act during a crisis in order for us to make it in life. However, we need to make the following distinction. A crisis can do one of two things: 1. It can paralyze…or…2. It can ignite your faith.
Faith is the very thing that has been given to us to succeed in life, therefore when a crisis comes knocking at our door, it is imperative for us to make the right choice. I would advise you to always choose the “igniting” over the “paralyzing” of your faith.
Webster defines crisis as follows:
- An emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person’s life.
- A difficult or dangerous situation that needs serious attention.
There are no designated mentors for a crisis. More often than not, a crisis will show up when we least expect it. Like they say, “they can either make us or brake us”. So, one way to be ahead of the game is by having a navigational-plan so we can activate it every time we face crisis. The following road-map may be of assistance. Remember, that when and while you’re on the road, you need to pay attention to and read the signs.
Identifying The Three Elements (signs on the road) Of A Crisis
- Anxiety: Fear or nervousness about what might happen.
- Worry: To think about problems or fears: To feel or show fear and concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen.
- Fear: To be afraid of (something or someone): To expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant) that has not occurred: To be afraid and worried
As you can see, the common denominator in any crisis is FEAR. As stated before, FAITH was given to you by Father-God to succeed in life, therefore; if you and I are going to navigate successfully thru crisis, we need to know how to use it with dexterity to reach our final destination in life.
Please capture the meaning of the following acrostic the Lord gave to me when teaching on this subject regarding crisis and fear. He said: “Faith-Eradicates-All-Reasons—to fear”.