Passing the Pressure Test
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:2-6 NIV)
Our personal reactivity to the pressure of any problem exposes our weaknesses or reveals our strength.
Four ways to harness the power of pressure:
1. Use the pressure for the purpose of gaining wisdom
2. Use the pressure to purify your faith
3. Use the pressure to increase your patience
4. Use the pressure to fortify your character