“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne W. Dyer
We are presented with numerous choices surrounding life’s events. We know people (we may be one) that become bitter at the difficulties which can challenge and cause them to leave their faith.
We also know of people who face giants when it comes to the trials of life and they choose to remain strong in and dedicated to their faith.
The difference is a choice. As the thought expresses we can choose to feel sorry for ourselves or look at the circumstances as an opportunity to grow into the person God desires of us.
James points out that these trials are instrumental in making us complete, so that we are lacking in nothing (Jas. 1:2-4).
Considering Job we find an example of a godly man who did not sin, nor did he blame God. Let us lead with such focus.