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We’ve all heard of resilience, but do we really know what it means and how to develop it within our own lives? Although there is no concrete definition for resilience, a common theme that seems to exist includes positive adaptation in the presence or face of adversity – or in simpler terms – the capacity to recover quickly from one’s difficulties. Some have even defined it as the ability to ‘bounce back’, but we must acknowledge the fact that coming back from challenge or adversity is a process and is not necessarily an immediate occurrence. Thankfully, today’s Built Different Guest, Jim Cress, is a renowned speaker, author, and Licensed Professional Counselor who has a deep interest and passion built around the topic of resilience himself. Having overcome some significant challenges in and throughout his own personal life and testimony, Jim loves reminding people that resilience is at the core of the Christian life. Jim reminds us in this week’s episode that the ultimate form of resilience is that of the ressurection - Because of what Christ did on the Cross defeating sin, and then through the power of His ressurection defeating death, we all have the opportunity of living with resurrection power… So when experiencing adversity, challenge, and difficulty, we no longer have to scratch and claw and fight for Victory, rather we now get the opportunity of fighting FROM a place of VICTORY.