I’ve discovered that God is more interested in changing me than He is in changing my circumstances. I’m not saying that God won’t deliver us from our struggles by changing the circumstances. But most of the time, God uses adversities to bring to light impurities in our characters or area in which we need to improve. God deliberately uses some situations as a mirror, so we can recognize the problem ourselves and learn to deal with it. He’s working something out of us so we can be the people He really wants us to be.
God may use people, such as your spouse or children, and situations in your life to be the unwitting mirrors that reveal areas where you need to change. Take a good look, and make the necessary changes.
1 Peter 4:12
God’s Refining Fire
When adversity comes knocking on the door, some people immediately think they have done something wrong, that God surely must be punishing them. God will not allow a difficulty to come into your life unless He has a purpose for it. Granted, there are times when we can’t understand what we’re going through or why, but we must learn to believe that God is going to bring good out of it.
God says, “Don’t think it’s a big deal when you go through these tough times.” Learn to cooperate with God and be quick to change and correct the areas He brings to light. Then you’ll pass that test and you will be promoted to a new level.