STOP AND THINK – There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. (Denis Waitley, motivational speaker and author)

Life is sometimes pretty hard. When tough times come, how do we respond? Some feel victimized with a “there’s nothing I can do about it” attitude. It’s easy to give in, but that doesn’t help. How much better to say, “That’s tough, but it’s up to me to work this thing out and find a way to improve this situation.”

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12)