Character, not circumstance, makes the person.”
~Booker T. Washington
A legend from India tells about a mouse who was terrified of cats until a magician agreed to transform him into a cat. That resolved his fear…until he met a dog, so the magician changed him into a dog. The mouse-turned-cat-turned-dog was content until he met a tiger – so, once again, the magician changed him into what he feared. But when the tiger came complaining that he had met a hunter, the magician refused to help. “I will make you into a mouse again, for though you have the body of a tiger, you still have the heart of a mouse.”
~Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is at work within you to give you the will and the power to achieve his purpose. ~Philippians 2:13 JB Phillips
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. ~Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
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