“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou
I feel like I have been through years of character development with some areas of success and many areas lacking. Right now, in the midst of a storm, I am in a phase of character revelation. As I deal with Akhil’s ALS, my true character is being revealed to me and the world. I hope in some small way, I am able to glorify God by reflecting aspects of His character to the world. As you go through the trials in your life, ask yourself which character traits of God are being given the opportunity to be reflected in you. They are probably the ones that He took the time to fully develop in you before the storm hit.
“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.”
― Charles de Gaulle