I need to repeat this to myself in the mirror at least once a day for the next ten years or so. But maybe not before I’ve had my first coffee.
“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances” (Elisabeth Elliott).
Ain’t it the truth?
If all I pray is to be moved whenever my circumstances get tough, all I do is take the same old me to a new location and the circumstances repeat themselves.
It’s not my circumstances that need to change as much as it is me that needs to change. Or maybe it’s a changed me who changes my circumstances.
Sometimes, it’s my attitude that needs transforming. Sometimes, it’s a lesson that I can only learn in the midst of discomfort and difficulties, not in comfort and convenience.
The secret is that if Christ is in me, anywhere I am is my ministry and my mission field and my calling.