There have been times in my life that I just, “wanted out!” Out of relationships…out of a problem…out of trouble….just out! Now that I’m older (unfortunately), I realize my perspective must change. It’s not about “wanting out” any longer, but accepting that difficult circumstances happen for my own good. To teach me, train me, redirect me, slow me, speed me, change me…… It’s been said, “It’s not what happens to me, it’s what happens in me.” There will always be “stuff” that happens in life that’s unfair and untimely. There will always be people who lie, cheat, and accuse. I wish the “plan” for life was different…a life without struggle…a life without pain or suffering…a life where everyone treats you fairly. But it’s not. It is however, full of opportunity to let God work in us (as we go through the “stuff” of life) so that others can see Him in our life. Today I pray for a change of heart rather than a change of circumstances!