I’ve heard it said that “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” This means that the things that happen to you are not as important as how you respond to them. In your current season of life, how are you responding to the circumstances that you are dealing with? 

One popular response is to choose to live in a fabricated world and call it reality. We have grown accustomed to this in our culture. Mike Fleiss, creator of The Bachelor, said “70 to 80 percent of reality shows are fake.” We watch others buy, sale, renovate, date, etc., and accept an artificial reality as fact. How many of us are living in an artificial world trying to escape our circumstances?

The other response is to accept our reality, take responsibility, and respond accordingly. Millions saw the apple fall, only Isaac Newton asked the question why. The only difference in ordinary and extraordinary is the response. What could change in your life if you were to change your response? Be honest about where you are, hopeful for where you are going, and helpful to those who are helping you along the way. 

Reading was the easy part; now how will you respond? 

Brandon Matthews
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