“Sickness is a hindrance to the body,
but not to your ability to choose,
unless that is your choice.
Lameness is a hindrance to the leg,
but not to your ability to choose.
Say this to yourself with regard to everything that happens,
then you will see such obstacles as hindrances to something else
but not to yourself.” — Epictetus
Epictetus was born a slave but he learned that freedom is a stage of the heart, not circumstances. Today, pray for wisdom and strength to make right choices.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1, KJV)
Prayer: Lord, deliver us from our slavery and give us wisdom and strength to do our part in our struggle for freedom. Amen