We are presented with numerous choices connected to the events in life. We know people––we may be one––who become bitter at the difficulties that challenge and may cause them to abandon their faith.
We also know 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. Wayne Dyer says, ”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.”
We have the gift of choice. 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 lack nothing (Jas. 1:2-4).
Consider the example of Job, a godly man who did not sin, nor did he blame God. Let us lead with such focus.