Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory.—I THESS. ii. 12.
Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.—GEN. xxviii. 16.
Thou earnest not to thy place by accident,
It is the very place God meant for thee;
And shouldst thou there small scope for action see,
Do not for this give room to discontent.
- C. TRENCH.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
- W. EMERSON.
Adapt thyself to the things with which thy lot has been cast; and love the men with whom it is thy portion to live, and that with a sincere affection. No longer be either dissatisfied with thy present lot, or shrink from the future.
I love best to have each thing in its season, doing without it at all other times. I have never got over my surprise that I should have been born into the most estimable place in all the world, and in the very nick of time too.
- D. THOREAU.