The challenges we face are not merely there to slow us up and break us down.  In fact, it’s not that at all.  The challenges we face are always an opportunity to learn and grow.  Every obstacle is an opportunity.  And only when we open ourselves up the assignments intrinsic in every road block can we sail by and use our challenges to make us stronger.  This doesn’t mean you won’t face a similar challenge again; this means you’ll know how to take it on.