Some times we can be cynical about the above words when it comes to church events. We may not verbalize our thoughts and emotions but nevertheless cynicism is there.
Cynicism masks our pain and past hurt.
We can flounder in our mixed and painful emotions that are a distraction or we can grab hold of those ever present opportunities from God.
The Bible, church and fellowship are ever present for many of us and we should not take them for granted. They are gifts from God.
These things regularly remind us of those people in God's Word that went before us. They suffered similar dilemmas and yet, if they sought the depths of God, they found Him in a greater measure. (Psalm 84:2)
Success is not a position in life but it relies upon the decisions that we make daily. That is, to choose to do the best with the daily obstacles and go deeper with our God.