I love this statement about how, in our struggles everday, we are actually struggling with God. Life is a struggle, and like Jacob, we struggle with God because we don’t want to give up control.

What a profound statement A.W. Tozer makes when he wrote, “we make little forward progress because we haven’t come to the end of ourselves.” In many ways, our preoccupation with ourselves means that we limit ourselves to new boundaries, to new domains.

How do you respond to life? Do you accept situations at an intellectual level, or at both an intellectual and emotional level? When we notice that God gave others characteristics or situations that we don’t have, do we respond with envy, jealousy, or self-pity?