STOP AND THINK – Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. (Tom Clancy, American novelist)

Sometimes we feel as if we’re in a bind—an unpleasant situation from which there seems to be no escape. Our past experience may have taught us to think that we can’t change our circumstances—we’re trapped by unalterable conditions. But, as Clancy points out, if we act on our creative abilities, we can often find or create a way to overcome.

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).