Becoming an Overcomer and Achiever

November 8, 2009 at 12:02 PM Leave a comment


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By Deryl S. Lampkin

An Overcomer is, a person who conquers problems, defeats somebody or something or wins despite obstacles.

An achiever is one who succeeds in doing.

I am learning from a series of challenging events over the course of my life, in order to attain many of your advanced goals and aspirations beyond survival and mediocrity, you have to become an Overcomer.

Life is so full of opposition and resistance. Many times we see such things as bad, evil, or negative. Nothing in and of itself is good or evil, negative or positive. All things only become applicable and meaningful in context or relation to something else.

If there were no good, would evil have any relevance? A bad event for one person, may in fact, be a good event for another. The same event can have both a positive and negative perspective.

The concept of good and evil, positive and negative only have any practical meaning in the context of a system of law and order, rules and regulations and rewards and punishments.

In such a system, we typically strive to obtain the rewards and avoid the punishments. Punishment can be viewed as discipline, and discipline can be viewed as correction. When something is corrected, it makes it right and improves it. Therefore, the oppositions and negativity we experience in life, all too often, is causing resistance to growing, developing, and improving our character and capabilities so that we can live more fruitful and productive lives.

Isn’t it ironic, that in the process of getting an education, we struggle with learning new information and are purposely subjected to tests and exams and assignments to determine our growth and development level?

Consider also how automobile products are intentionally subjected to crash tests to determine their weaknesses and design flaws. So likewise, we have to be subjected to various trials, temptations, and tribulations, to reveal our flaws, and hopefully we will subsequently make the necessary corrections.

Unfortunately, many times over, we do not learn from our past failures and mistakes. For some, this is due to a pessimistic view of life. They see the negative events of life as destructive events that they just have to accept and learn to live with. Whereas, optimistic people recognize that it is a test of life that they must overcome in order to grow and develop to the next level. So the optimist faces the challenge head on and uses it to his or her benefit.

No one can ever become an Overcomer if they never have anything to overcome. Overcoming is not just hanging in there until the adversity passes. You can go through extreme adversities, but when it’s all over, you haven’t grown, developed, made corrections or advanced yourself, you simply, survived and didn’t receive any added benefits or life improvement gains. That is equivalent to paying the price of a Mercedes Benz for a clunker. You endured a lot to gain virtually nothing.

© [Deryl S. Lampkin] and [Renewing of the Mind], [2009]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Deryl S. Lampkin] and [Renewing of the Mind] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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