Wouldn't it be nice to be problem free? But challenges come into our lives to make us strong. Trimm provides a very practical strategy to prevail in this very readable and encouraging book.
Obstacles serve a purpose in God's economy. They reveal our need to rely on God and reveal our true potential. They are tools God uses to transform us. We know it's not easy. Like a diamond, we need to go through pressure, we need to be shaped, cut, and polished. Trimm uses the idea of a diamond as a framework for her strategy to prevail.
First is clarity. This springs from knowledge and understanding. We identify the impediments and distractions in our Christian walk. Problems help us determine what is ultimately important in life. They expand our abilities, shape us and force us to grow.
Color represents how problems give us clearer vision. Trimm reminds us we can choose our attitude and how we will respond. We can build our inner power. Perhaps God has put this on us to reveal our personal greatness or to give us a new vision. “A problem can be a path that will lead you to the discovery of a power and potential you never knew you possessed.” (84)
Trimm uses carat to represent our value, our being loved by God, that we are precious to Him, that we are unique and have a purpose. With the right understanding and courage from God, we can push past rejection and face our fears. We can live authentically.
The cut represents how we can shine as we prevail. We can live out our changed perceptions and aim for success. We can finish well.
If you are ready to be inspired and encouraged in the midst of your hard times, this is a great book. If you are ready to turn your problems into opportunities, this book is for you. I really like the way Trimm writes. She is such an encouragement. She is practical yet full of enthusiasm. This is a great book to help each of us become who God intends us to be. She had added affirmations and confessions in an Appendix so we can remind ourselves of the prevailing path we are on.
Food for thought:
“Every problem is a learning opportunity.” (47)
Cindy Trimm is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, empowerment specialist, thought leader, and former senator from Bermuda. She has a background in government, education, theology, and human development. You can find out more about her and her ministry at www.CindyTrimm.com.
Destiny Image, 224 pages. (This book releases July 1, 2015.)
I received a complimentary galley of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.