In this message, Michael Anthony speaks about how you can control the circumstances in life. We have two ways we can handle circumstances. We can either be reactive or proactive. Being reactive to circumstances means we allow the “thuds” of life to happen to us and we have to choose to react to those events after they happened. To be proactive is to plan ahead for unplanned circumstances to make sure you are prepared when they occur.

Are you proactive or reactive? How would life change if you planned ahead for life’s unplanned circumstances and situations?

Listen in as Michael talks about the Apostle Paul and how he chose to make the most of being under house arrest. He knew that he still had a purpose and a mission to fulfill. Even under house arrest, he continued to proclaim God and worship him.

Next time that you are in the midst of a “thud” in life, remember the Apostle Paul. Make the best out of the situation and plan accordingly to avoid it from happening again.

To read more about how to avoid circumstances, check out “It’s Not About the Hand You’ve Been Dealt — A Huge Lesson From MLK Jr.”

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Michael Anthony, CourageMatters.comA Call For Courage, Michael Anthony I'm a husband, father, inspirational speaker, podcaster, blogger, and Lead Pastor of Genesis Church, in York, Pennsylvania, where I live among farm animals and snack foods. I'm the author of A Call for Courage: Living With Power, Truth and Love In An Age of Intolerance and Fear (Thomas Nelson Publishers), and the soon to be released Courageous Life™ Motivational Planner. Both are available wherever books are sold. Send speaking, interview, and guest appearance inquiries to , or click here and do your thing. For keynote speaking, interview and guest appearance inquiries, contact
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