Three characteristics of resilient people

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By Dave Henning / March 28, 2012

In Chapter 6 (“Seeing the Wind”) of If You Want to Walk on Water . . . , John Ortberg describes 3 traits of resilient Christians that help them positively respond to traumatic events.  He prefaces this list by stating: “Your heart is revealed and your character is forged when life does not turn out the way you planned. . . . It is in the act of facing the storm that you discover what lies inside you and what lies before you.”

Research shows that resilient people:

1.  proactively assert control over their situation rather passively accept the current situation

2.  remain strongly committed to their faith and values when tempted to compromise

3.  find meaning and purpose in their adversity (storm)

 

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