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Some years ago, our family was going through a tough time. We had suffered lots of financial, medical and emotional stress. It became so overwhelming that we approached an older man from our church for counsel.
Are you overcome with fear about money, global warming and all of the other disasters that are happening to good people right now? Do you sometimes think it is unfair that adversity strikes even when you aren't looking for it and certainly don't deserve it?
How we adapt to life or our attitude is usually shaped in childhood and modeled after someone who has influenced us in our formative years as well as our natural bent or personality. If we saw some members of the family give up easily or rail against change, we either decided to follow suit or be the opposite. To please parents and other important adults, most children try hard to be good and receive approval, not bad with punishment or discipline.