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Circumstances and Excuses

Woman: I was never an impatient person—until I had these twins!

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: We’re all tempted to think that we’re the way we are because of the situation we’re in. We feel that if our circumstances were different, we would be different: more patient, more loving, easier to live with.

If our circumstances make us what we are, then we’re all victims. We aren’t responsible. We can’t help the way we are.

But here’s the truth: Our circumstances don’t make us what we are. They just reveal what we are. This exasperated mom had always been an impatient person; she just didn’t realize it until God brought new circumstances into her life. He wanted to show her what she was really like so He could change her.

The circumstances of life can be really hard, but they’re no excuse for sin. Ask God to show you what you’re really like, so He can change you.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …