Whenever I think of Walt Disney, I think of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell and Cinderella and Snow White and happily-ever-afters and theme parks where you meet life-size characters and soar through the air on the Dumbo ride . . . you know, fun stuff!
And then I read today’s quote and I thought, “Really? Walt Disney got kicked in the teeth?”
Reality is, everybody gets kicked in the teeth — if not literally, then figuratively … even Walt Disney, the man who created the Magic Kingdom.
Have I had adversity? Yes.
Ever been kicked in the teeth? Figuratively, yes — and I was once literally punched in the face by another kid — but that’s another blog post.
Can I, like Walt Disney, say that all of those things — adversity, trouble, obstacles — have been the best thing that have ever happened to me?
Have they made me stronger?
And they have definitely made me who I am today … and drawn me closer to God — and I am thankful for that.
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials …” (James 1:2 NAS)
In Your Words: How has an obstacle or trouble — a kick in the teeth — strengthened you?
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