10 Treasures to Remember in Order to Survive and Thrive in the Storms of Life..
10 Treasures to Remember in Order to Survive and Thrive in The Storms of Life
“Do you want us to save your wife or your child?”
The doctor’s frantic question stripped Ike Reighard of his dream of fatherhood and threw him headlong into a nightmare he was not expecting.
Can you imagine being faced with such a question or circumstance? You may know someone or maybe you are one who has had to face crushing circumstances that life brings at times. Dr. Ike Reighard, author of ‘Treasures from the Dark’ is a gifted teacher of servant leadership principles. A core value of our real estate company!
In my quest to build a great business that serves others, I have read many books, attended many seminars and learned much from very successful business people offering to share what works to give clients better serviced and results.
Dr. Ike Reighard is one of those people. He has graciously given his time and knowledge to many, including me, who believe in being their best and doing their very best for others. His back story is amazing! So, amazing and touching that I wanted to share some of it with you here in this newsletter.
I’m doing this because we all will face difficulty in life at some point. Many reading this already have. Ike calls these circumstances ‘the storms of life’.
“Treasures from the Dark” book is the story of Ike Reighard’s journey from grief-stricken despair to hope and joy. We have all known loss to some degree, whether from death, divorce, financial hardship, physical disability, or any number of things. Ike’s honesty and faith in the midst of his pain will encourage you and anyone you know going thru a challenging time.
I encourage you to grab a copy and share with anyone you know who may be facing pain or difficulty in their life. The best thing we can do when others are experiencing paid in life is to share our own painful experiences and/or that of others who are willing to share, in hopes it will help them better deal with and move thru these tragic events. A great example would be something I told my youngest daughter one time, when she was feeling depressed over a very tough circumstance. I told her the quickest way out of that depressed state was to go help someone else. I realize that is tough when you yourself are feeling down, but it has proven, in my experience, to be the best medicine.
One of my mentors, the late Zig Ziglar, had this to say about Ike’s book: “Treasures from the Dark” gives you a unique opportunity to see the hurt and bewilderment of a man of faith as he suffered the inexpressible grief of losing his wife he loved and the baby he cherished. You’ll feel his grief in a real and personal way, and you will probably shed some tears as you read about his deep, personal loss. This book is for the hurting who are seeking hope. “Treasures from the Dark” will take you to the depths, but even there, you learn you’re there for just a brief tour and not a permanent stay. You will be lifted to unparalleled heights. Skillfully and sensitively presented, this message will strengthen your faith, renew your hope and provide you with some guidelines that will make a difference in your life.”
I reached out to Ike as I was preparing this newsletter for you and asked him if he would share some additional advice for anyone experiencing the toughest things life has to offer.
Here are what Dr. Ike calls 10 Treasures to Remember in Order to Survive and Thrive in The Storms of Life
1) A FAITH Not TESTED Cannot Be TRUSTED.
2) Life Is Tissue Paper Thin. Everything can change in a moment and your life will never be the same.
3) Nothing Ever Catches God Off Guard. Nothing Has Ever "Occurred" To God. Whether a religious person or not, does not change this fact.
4) A Troubled Faith Is Better Than No Faith at All.
5) Trouble Handled Rightly is the righteous quest.
6) It Is One Thing to Tell Your Story, It Is another Thing to Live Your Story!
7) Helping Others Brings You Out of any Depressed State.
8) Blaming Others When Things Go Insane is Easy. Forgiveness and Faith is How You Grow Thru It.
9) Never Doubt in The Dark What You Know to Be True in The Dark.
10) Live Your Story Now the Way You Will Want to Tell Your Story in the Future. Adversity Will Prepare You to Help Other People.
Dr. Dwight "Ike" Reighard President/CEO MUST Ministries
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