Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. - James 1:2-4
As believers in Christ, we are not promised an easy life, but we can have confidence of God’s presence and strength to sustain us. When lower school student Dillan ’28 was diagnosed with dyslexia and juvenile arthritis, he didn’t allow this challenge to overcome him because he understood what it meant to be “more than a conqueror” in Christ.
Dillan recently entered an art and essay contest in which the theme was, “Why I Believe in Myself.” He turned his passion for football and dedication to overcoming challenges into a beautiful piece of art and an essay documenting his triumphs, giving all the glory to God in the process.
Here is an excerpt from his essay:
When I feel like giving up, I must remember that I am more than a conqueror, which means I have power in my faith and belief in my ability. My mom compares me to David and Goliath. I have a heart like David’s and am overcoming my dyslexia and arthritis. I can’t focus on my giants. I focus on my goal. I may have to work harder, but I will press toward the prize that is already mine that God has given me.