Christians must face the scriptural reality that life in Christ is not an automatic exemption from difficulties, hardships, and handicaps. When we face difficult, distasteful, disastrous times, we must choose to overcome them through faith in God. The maximized life is the life of the “overcomer.” This is one who faces the less-than-optimal situations in life, and instead of throwing in the towel or buckling under and quitting, works through them to realize his dreams and full potential.
Dr. I.V. Hilliard
(from Living the Maximized Life)