When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author)
We all run into those times when we feel “squeezed.” Whether it is family problems, financial difficulties, or any other of a dozen scenarios, we may be pressed almost beyond bearing. As Dyer suggests, that’s the time when our response really demonstrates what we’re made of. It’s the time when our integrity and true character are revealed. What are you made of?
But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. (Matthew 15:18)