Four Types of Adversity
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of other things that I’d like to tell you. There are only so many hours in the day. That, and I have another speech to give tomorrow. 🙂 It’s one of the good things that has come from my adversity.
There 4 primary types of adversity that I talk about.
- Relational differences
- Emotional turmoil
- Existential or Eternal (i.e. Physical) concerns
- Financial troubles
This makes up the R.E.E.F. of life.
In the coming posts I will discuss them in more detail. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to talk about the word “adversity”, itself.
The word “adversity” come from the root word “adverse” which is an adjective (they describe nouns, don’t you know :-)). This adjective means unfavorable or opposing one’s interests. In the grand scheme of things the word “adversity” means catastrophe or disaster. It can work in much smaller “venues.”
Hopefully, that gives you the setting for another word that comes from “adverse.” That word is “adversary.” We all like to hear and talk about God and how he loves all of us. If that’s the case then where does evil, hurt and pain come from? Many say that this is the “great adversary” at work. You may also know him as one of God’s fallen angels or the devil himself.
I think if we all think for a bit, we can find the adversary in our adversity. Can you? Tell me about it.