STOP AND THINK – The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. (Thomas Carlyle, 19th century Scottish philosopher)

What is it that makes some people balk when an obstacle arises in their way and others immediately accept the challenge to remove or get past the barrier? Carlyle suggests that the problem may be “nothing more than a decision.” How we respond reveals more about us than about the obstacle. Are we weak or strong? Uncertain or decisive?

Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. (Psalm 25:12)