Life is all about handling pressure. Watch famous sport athletes and it is amazing how they can remain calm under pressure. Same with fitness. Individuals are being press with stress and focus on breathing to push further.
Pressure results into two results. One, we allow the weight of pressure to get to us and give in. Two, we resist the pressure with an opposing force and become strengthened in the process. In the strength and conditioning field, to build muscle size the fibers and tissues must endure stress for a specific amount of time to adapt. This principle is called hypertrophy (the enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in size of its cells). It is a phase of training to build the size of the muscle to get individuals a bigger frame. This same principle can be applied to our lives. We are built stronger based on the amount of time we are under that tension. Pressure will make or break you. God can turn that pressure and make you into a person you were meant to be. The main goal of pressure in our lives is to develop our character and see what we are truly made of.
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:4 NLT
The opposing force you need to utilize more to resist pressure is your faith and belief in God’s power within you. That force will overcome the pressure, but it does take time. We have to make sure we are patient and endure what’s coming. This pressure you are under is molding you into someone better. Do not be afraid of what you will become because it is who you are truly meant to be in the first place. Fear clouds our minds and holds us back. Face daily fear with faith. You are building physical, mental, and spiritual grit. Allow faith to continually fuel you. In those moments of doubt when pressure seem stronger. See pressure as an opportunity to use faith to drive you further than before. Continue to strive forward regardless of the situation and believe you will come out stronger because you will. That is the purpose of pressure. The more time we are under pressure and stress the better we will become physically, mentally, and spiritually.