We (Christians) fall into the temptation of seeing every hardship or challenge we face as a punishment or Judgement from God but it's not always true, sometimes the challenge can be a channel of blessing, God is an expert at birthing your miracle through your pain (ask any woman who has delivered a baby)
The sad part is we not only think like this for ourselves but we think so when we see others facing challenges, we have to correct that mindset because some blessings in your life can only come through challenges--where would David be without Goliath
That you are a Christian doesn't mean that you will not face any challenge
Sometimes God blesses us through the challenges we face. Pressure sometimes brings out the best in you. God wants to birth something new from what you face. (James 1:13)
Goliath was David's passport to the throne.
Many Christians have missed what God is planning for them because they try to avoid challenges/ pressures.
Whenever you see a Christian go through challenges, it doesn't mean God is punishing them
Don't be self-righteous and judgmental.
Every time you exalt yourself above others, you have missed the mark. For we are saved by grace through faith and not of works lest any man should boast.
Some of the biggest encounters of blessings you'd experience will come through troubles.
All things are working together for your good.
Those challenges are your employees; they are working for you.
7 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN GOING THROUGH A CHALLENGE
1) Stay calm; is not everybody you should tell what you're going through. Psalm 46:10
2) Don't react in anger. James 1:29. Acting in anger will never produce the right result.
3) Trust God.
4) Be sincere if you have missed God.
Retrace your steps if you know you are on the wrong track. when you've gone wrong and repent
5) Ask for direction (WISDOM) and act on it. James 1:5
You need the sensitivity of heart, one right step can turn the situation around.
6) Show mercy to your offenders. You can't hold a grudge and be blessed
7) Stay in thanksgiving and in fellowship with God.