Pivotal circumstances are not what we would choose for ourselves, but come unexpectedly challenging our faith and giving us the opportunity to grow. James 1:2-4 gives us the bottom line: God is developing us so we are mature, complete and resourceful. So how do we make the most of these circumstances? By being desperate for Jesus. When things are going well, we aren’t reminded of how much we need him. And we do really need him. And by knowing when to allow a season to end and begin a new one. Discover more in this teaching by Pastor Joel Pagett.