Chuck Pagano is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts football team. This past season he spent most of the season not helping his team fight to win games, but rather, helping himself to win his fight with cancer. He was a real inspiration off the field for players and fans of all NFL teams.
One of his many insightful quotes was: Circumstances don’t make you, they reveal you. How true that is.
So you win $15 million in the lottery (wishful thinking). That money doesn’t make you…that money will reveal you. Who you are, what your character is, where your values lie.
It’s not the circumstances that are important, it’s what you do in those circumstances that’s important.
God will help you to define your character, to search out what is of value to you, to motivate you to make the very best of all circumstances. He will help you to not waste a single minute of life.
Live your life for all it’s worth! Put God on your team. He’ll assist you in revealing your best self.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. Isaiah 41