Our circumstances are what we make them.
If they be not by faith kept under our feet, they will by unbelief become our masters.
Our song of praise can never be checked unless we rejoice in Circumstances, and in things around us more than in God Himself.
It is to our shame that we are easily wrought upon by shifting Circumstances. How good for us that we have an unchangeable God to rest in!
The natural man is the slave of Circumstances.
Never let me be compelled to say, “I have driven my stakes so deep into the earth that I cannot pull them up; but rather let me so pitch my tent that in a moment I may strike it at the bidding of the Lord. (Numbers 9: 15-23)
All things are working together for good to them that love God; albeit sometimes in the way of chastening and judgment.
If we honor God in the little matters of our daily life, He will prepare great occasions for our faith, and so put honor on the obedience that was little know to any but Himself. Abraham had so dealt with God about all the daily little matters of tent and household, that when the great occasion comes (Genesis 22) the man of faith shines forth.
God orders our steps in our natural state (the guilt of our sins our own) to further us in His service after regeneration. (Galatians 1:15)
It matters little what our Circumstances, if in the spirit of our mind we be before God offering up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Him by Jesus Christ. To faith all Circumstances are opportunities of pleasing God and serving Christ.
- Robert Chapman, Choice Sayings