People are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. (James Allen, 19th – 20th century English writer)

We often complain about our circumstances. We blame our failures on the weather, our teachers, or anything else that might give us an excuse. We’d like to see the government, our boss, or our spouse make a change. If only they would, we could do better. In reality, however, if we were to take a closer look at ourselves, we might just find that there’s where change needs to be made.

The Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image (2 Corinthians 3:18).