“2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” – James 1:2
It is how we react to the trials of our lives that shapes who we become as individuals. Everyone comes from different circumstances and experiences. Some of you may have grown up in an affluent family. Others of you may have been raised in a single family household. The amount of possibilities of the circumstances and experiences that could be experienced by all that read this post are as numerous as the stars in the night sky.
The characteristics that we get from these trials are not necessarily from the trials, but from how we react to the trials. Those who struggle with an addiction may turn to their addiction when things get rough. Those who find themselves in a tough situation may find a way to cheat to get ahead.
Who you are now is a result of your reaction during the trials of your life.
This is the first devotional in a series of devotionals that will look at the impact 1 John 1:2-8 has on our lives and the characteristics that we gain when we go through them.