You may have heard this many times, but it bears repeating – you can’t always control your circumstances, but you can control your response. There are some things pretty certain about this life – you will fail, you will be criticized, you will be wronged, you will feel pain and loss and you will be disciplined by a loving Father.
The key is – how will you respond? Will you become bitter and complain that “life” isn’t fair? Will you demand your rights? Will you resent those who seem to have it easier than you?
Or will you choose the path of a grateful heart, seeking to grow in wisdom from your challenges so that you may better serve others? Will you develop greater compassion and love for others that are suffering? Will you grow in your dependency on God and have an even deeper joy in His presence?
Read this post about finding “treasure” in three different situations: 1) Failure, 2) Criticism, and 3) God’s reproof. Your response – your attitude determines if you find treasure or just bitterness in painful circumstances.
So, this very day – what do you choose?