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Abraham Lincoln said that “crisis doesn’t produce character, it reveals character!” In the midst of crisis, adversity, and tribulation, God wants to refine you as a leader. Although you are unlikely to enjoy the adversity that you are facing, know that it is for your good and God’s glory (Rom 8:28).
Although we sometimes need correction, we also need acknowledgement for what we are doing well. Notice how Paul balanced correction and acknowledgement. First, he praised the Thessalonians for growing in faith and patience, then he corrected their wrong thinking (2The 1:3-4). Even more noteworthy is that Paul didn’t just praise them. He thanked God for them. How often do you balance the way you correct others by thanking God for the good that you find in them?