“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).
Coaching great, Lou Holtz, offered some sound advice with a humorous twist—“Don’t complain about your problems. Ninety-percent of people don’t care, and the other 10% are glad you have them.” Instead of whining, complaining, lamenting, and being stymied by your string of unfortunate circumstances, choose, instead, to lead. Lead by continuing forward; by refusing to be discouraged; by showing others how to deal with adversity while exemplifying your conviction that God is not finished writing a story of eventual, providential victory. Leading out in a hopeful way is the key to overcoming the enemy who seeks to preoccupy us with ourselves.