The Power of Circumstance

We might as well admit it. All of us have fallen victim to our circumstances at one time or another. We lose a job. A close friend betrays us. The water tank bursts and floods the basement. The car breaks down. I could go on and on.

Having experienced all of the above negative circumstances and lots more, I can speak with some authority about how those situations have pushed me into the realm of depression, victim-itis, and self-pity. What a yucky place to be. I’d work myself into a miserable state and everybody around me was miserable too, because I made sure to spread the misery. Get the picture? But I have news for you.

Life happens. There will always be circumstances to deal with. Always. Nobody is exempt.

The key is how you react.

Are you going to let your circumstances have power over you? Let me give you a hint here: the right answer is NO! It’s only when you make a decision to deal with the circumstances and move on – and you do have to deal with them – that you will come out victorious. Stop using circumstances as an excuse for who or what you are. The decision is always yours. And the best part is that you don’t have to do it alone.

Colossians 4:13 is one of my favorite verses in Scripture: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” It is through Jesus Christ that I have power over my circumstances, no matter how bad they might be.

Remember who you are in Christ!



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