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Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Omooba77: 7:06am On Sep 13
Why does God use adversity to lift people up?

Example Joseph was sold into slavery and he became Prime Minister, also Daniel and others.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by IamWonderful: 7:11am On Sep 13
Ok
Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by hungryboy(m): 7:21am On Sep 13
God has trust issues


The man wan test your loyalty in adversity first, before him bless you

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by AhmedEmeka: 7:24am On Sep 13
Adversities are there to make us wiser regardless of ones believe, there are many that perish in adversity so what was god plan for them?

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by OtemAtum: 7:24am On Sep 13
It does not follow. This is a mere consolation of the poor people who think that their adversity is for lifting up. Most of the time, the poor in adversity remain poor after the adversity. Take the case of 95% of Nigerians as an example. However, let's give hope to the poor by inculcating this belief in them still.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by bunminikan(m): 7:56am On Sep 13
Omooba77:
Why does God use adversity to lift people up?
Example Joseph was sold into slavery and he became Prime Minister, also Daniel and others.

The place called 'up' is a class of its own. You need adjustment in all departments of life to be able to have and sustain that class. Adversity is a quick lunch into that category. Whenever things are rough around you, watch out and be careful, promotion is around the corner. However, it's possible for one to miss that promotion. All adversity from God has expiring date - it's for a time or season. Read Hebrews 12:1-11 meditatively may God give you understanding.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Dtruthspeaker: 8:05am On Sep 13
Omooba77:
Why does God use adversity to lift people up?

Example Joseph was sold into slavery and he became Prime Minister, also Daniel and others

You are born into adversity, it is rather that God is trying to take you out of it, but when you Reject Him and He gets tired of toasting you, He would leave you alone in it.

But if follow Him, He would take you out of it and silence them all.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by bunminikan(m): 8:07am On Sep 13
OtemAtum:
It does not follow. This is a mere consolation of the poor people who think that their adversity is for lifting up. Most of the time, the poor in adversity remain poor after the adversity. Take the case of 95% of Nigerians as an example. However, let's give hope to the poor by inculcating this belief in them still.

I think this post is for those that believe in God.
It's sad that the mind of an average person has been so conditioned around money. Is money only the way God uplift pple? (Money is just a creation of mankind as a mean of exchange) This generation needs a character reset!

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by helinues: 8:08am On Sep 13
Heaven helps only those who helped themselves...

Prayers without efforts are fruitless

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by OtemAtum: 8:08am On Sep 13
bunminikan:


I think this post is for those that believe in God.
It's sad that the mind of an average person has been so conditioned around money. Is money only the way God uplift pple? (Money is just a creation of mankind as a mean of exchange) This generation needs a character reset!
What about those who end up dying despite their adversities? How will you explain that? Adversity is not a guarantee for lifting up. Rather it's just parts of the challanges humans have to face on earth here.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by ggirl4real: 8:14am On Sep 13
OP, I prefer that you use modern day example where everyone can relate.

However, I don't think it is everyone that faces adversity that is lifted in the process.

Some die with their adversities irrespective of their years of prayers.

Some are able to breakthrough.

So I don't think it is every Christian who faces adversity that will be lifted up in the process.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Akube1z: 8:19am On Sep 13
God will have mercy on whom he will have mercy on . God is a merciful God . Don't think God does not see your pain, sufferings and adversity .

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Buliwyf: 8:26am On Sep 13
Nonsense. That's like saying that your god is a masochist and even though he is omnipotent and can use other means, he revels in cruelty.

Only a moronic religion teaches that their god uses adversity to build people up. For every story of Joseph that you heard there are countless stories of people who didn't make it out of the adversity. There are also countless people who did the right thing in adversity and got no reward. There are many Josephs that could just as well have died in that prison that we never heard of their stories. Adversity my ass.

It's easy to say in hindsight that Joseph became a prime minister after adversity. But what if he had slept with the woman and still became the prime minister through her connections, would you still be saying all these stories?

Lastly, the last story I would trust is the story in the bible. Seeing as it is written by the supporters of the character being talked about. If Joseph had slept with the woman and went to the prison for it, they could just have written another story too to make it sound nice. That's how most stories in history are written.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by hopefulLandlord: 8:35am On Sep 13
I fully agree with the below posts
OtemAtum:
It does not follow. This is a mere consolation of the poor people who think that their adversity is for lifting up. Most of the time, the poor in adversity remain poor after the adversity. Take the case of 95% of Nigerians as an example. However, let's give hope to the poor by inculcating this belief in them still.

Buliwyf:
Nonsense. That's like saying that your god is a masochist and even though he is omnipotent and can use other means, he revels in cruelty.

Only a moronic religion teaches that their god uses adversity to build people up. For every story of Joseph that you heard there are countless stories of people who didn't make it out of the adversity. There are also countless people who did the right thing in adversity and got no reward. There are many Josephs that could just as well have died in that prison that we never heard of their stories. Adversity my ass.

It's easy to say in hindsight that Joseph became a prime minister after adversity. But what if he had slept with the woman and still became the prime minister through her connections, would you still be saying all these stories?

Lastly, the last story I would trust is the story in the bible. Seeing as it is written by the supporters of the character being talked about. If Joseph had slept with the woman and went to the prison for it, they could just have written another story too to make it sound nice. That's how most stories in history are written.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Parisian: 8:48am On Sep 13
Cuz more often than not adversity gives you the mental strength to face any challenge in life.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by YungMike(m): 8:48am On Sep 13
Because life no balance.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Romanoff(f): 8:48am On Sep 13
Omooba77:
Why does God use adversity to lift people up?

Example Joseph was sold into slavery and he became Prime Minister, also Daniel and others.

Adversities are a training ground for the main position.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Timewaster: 8:48am On Sep 13
When u go-to heaven ask him
Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by crowdmoni: 8:48am On Sep 13
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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Righteousness89(m): 8:49am On Sep 13
GOD is GOD!
HE is our Father, our Creator, our Source of Life..
All we need to is to Follow Him and Do as He Commands us..

Whatever Comes our way will Work out For our Good..

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by IMASTEX: 8:49am On Sep 13
Okay
Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by ursullalinda(f): 8:50am On Sep 13
I feel it's because adversity is a test of faith......when we hustle and pray for things...... we tend to value it more.......a woman who spent 10yrs looking for a child will value the child more than a woman who just wanted to have fun and a child clicked......same with men who hustled badly for money and one who just hit jackpot.......so for me adversity is like a college......once you graduate.......you are given a certificate of victory.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by uBuNiT: 8:51am On Sep 13
Overcoming the adversity shows you deserve His blessing
Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Truthspoon1: 8:52am On Sep 13
hungryboy:
God has trust issues


The man wan test your loyalty in adversity first, before him bless you


guy, the fact that you don't believe in a religion doesn't make you smarter than the rest. Learn to respect people's belief. Very insensitive comment.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by daddytime(m): 8:52am On Sep 13
Make God sha no forget us for this adversity wey our politicians plunge all of us for this Nigeria.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Parisian: 8:52am On Sep 13
If you don't receive sense today, you'll never have sense in your life again.

Even in everyday life and in school we are taught that in order to have the future we desire, we must be willing to pass through the pain and hassles of hardwork, disciple, perseverance etc

It is no coincidence that all the self made billionaires in the world faced adversity before being who are they are today. I once read that Jeff Besoz sometimes had to work for 18 hours daily in his basement when he first started Amazon.

Isaac Newton tried numerous times before he was able to power a light bulb. - Adversity.

The wright brothers faced several adversities before they could invent the aeroplane. - Adversity.

Ask any successfull person and they will tell they had to pass through hell before attaining the height they are at today. -Adversity

The best athletes train for several hours daily. -Adversity


All these show adversity so before bashing religion do yourself a favor and buy a brain cuz the one you currently have is on comatose.

Buliwyf:
Nonsense.

Only a moronic religion teaches that their God uses adversity to build people up. For every story of Joseph that you heard there are countless stories of people who didn't make it out of the adversity. There are also countless people who did the right thing in adversity and got no reward. There are many Josephs that could just as well have died in that prison that we never heard of their stories. Adversity my ass.

It's easy to say in hindsight that Joseph became a prime minister after adversity. But what if he had slept with the woman and still became the prime minister through her connections, would you still be saying all these stories?

Lastly, the last story I would trust is the story in the bible. Seeing as it is written by the supporters of the character being talked about. If Joseph had slept with the woman and went to the prison for it, they could just have written another story too to make it sound nice. That's how most stories in history are written.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Stephenomozzy(m): 8:53am On Sep 13
God lifts people from adversity... He doesn't USE adversity as a tool.

Adversities in life are a direct and indirect product of humanities constant greed, lies and thieving tendencies.

We must stop this thought-pattern that tends to push every event as the "will of God" without us taking responsibility or holding people responsible for what should be done that isn't done!

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by harlee(m): 8:54am On Sep 13
SO YOU'D TREASURE THE THINGS YOU NOW HAVE,TRUST ME,IF YOU GET EVERY THING YOU SEEK AT WILL,YOU WONT VALUE IT SO MUCH

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by mmsen: 8:54am On Sep 13
He does?

Nigerians waste more time pleading with god than anybody.

Please show me the 'lifting up'....

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by obonujoker(m): 8:55am On Sep 13
You have to be tested to show you really deserve it, abd you trust God.

Adam and Eve fell at their own testing, and lost

Jesus Christ was tested, and he won and now he has the name above every name.

Same way many people will be tested, even at the great tribulation, to show that you actually love and can stand for God... As the Bible says, "they loved not their lives unto death"

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Buliwyf: 8:55am On Sep 13
Parisian:
If you don't receive sense today, you'll never have sense in your life again.[s]

I have more sense than you. And what I have written up there is reality and not religion coated horseshit.

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Re: Why Does God Use Adversity To Lift People Up? by Esseite: 8:56am On Sep 13
Accepting being in a state of adversity obviously means, you have handed it over to God... it has gone beyond man.

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