As I was reading earlier this week, I came across a compelling daily challenge. Daily remind yourself that your external circumstances do not determine your peace, soundness of mind, joy, or happiness. All of those are your choice. These essential states of being flow from your relationship with your Heavenly Father.
Sure, we often convince ourselves that it is much more complicated than that. Many times we will find ourselves saying things like, “I will be happy when _____.”
I want you to think of it this way. Your circumstances are not there to provide peace, joy, or contentment. Your circumstances are present to remind you that God gives you peace, joy, and contentment. So, make your circumstances work for you. Make them drive you into your Heavenly Father’s presence. Let them help remind you of His goodness and His mercy which are following after you every day of your life!
Remember – “You are so deeply connected to God that circumstances do not define your life; your relationship with God does.” (Chip Ingram)
Rev. Gary R. Linn
Children’s Ministry Today