Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. (Wayne Dyer, self-help, best-selling author)

Dyer’s observation is worth thinking about. Too often we blame our failures or mistakes on “the circumstances.” Less frequently we credit our successes to “the circumstances.” In either case, outcomes are more the result of our hard work and effort or the lack of them. The circumstances merely provide opportunities to show who we really are what we value.

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people (Galatians 6:10).