How do you use your difficulties and problems to grow up? By doing these things… Determine the reason, determine the result and then DETERMINE MY RESPONSE. Ask, “How should I handle this?”
You’re going to be hurt in life many, many times because life is not fair. It just isn’t. You will have problems, difficulties and hurts that will make you bitter or better. You will either grow up or give up. You’ll either become what GOD wants you to be or you will shrivel and your heart will become hard. It’s your choice.
When you go through those situations in life, those difficult times, what happens to you is not nearly as important as what happens in you. What you’ll take with you is your long-term character, what the circumstances have made you – bitter or better.
Just a thought from the front porch…