We challenge our circumstances by what we believe about who God is for us. So you can flat out get in the face of your circumstances and say, “Listen, this is who I am! This is who God is for me! This is what I am doing! I am about to start rejoicing! You may not want to stick around, but this is who I really am! This is my true identity, and this circumstance is going to make me a better person, and it is going to deliver me an upgrade!” We are not used by our circumstances; we use them!
(from The Art Of Thinking Brilliantly)