2 Corinthians 4:1-10
WHO AMONG US IS EXEMPT FROM PROBLEMS AND PRESSURES?
“Problems and Pressures do not discriminate. They have no respect for rank, race, or riches. Problems and pressures do not care whether you are an honorable person in pursuit of noble ends or a troubled person longing for relief. Problems and pressures have no respect for your privacy, person, or property. They keep no hours and respect no barriers. They will visit you in public or in private, in your workplace or in your home. They do not wait for an invitation but are always ready to take the initiative.
In addition, problems and pressures are thieves. They will rob you of sleep, they will rob you of peace, and they will keep happiness at bay.” Omar Garcia
Chuck Swindoll once said:
“Anyone who steps into the arena of leadership must be prepared to pay a price. True leadership exacts a heavy toll on the whole person – and the more effective the leadership, the higher the price. The leader must soon face the fact that he will be the target of critical darts. Unpleasant though it may sound, you haven’t really led until you have become familiar with the stinging barbs of the critic. Good leaders must have thick skin.”
April 10, 1899 Theodor Roosevelt gave a speech before the Hamilton Club in Chicago:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumble or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually try to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”