Resignation is surrender to fate.
Acceptance is surrender to God.
Resignation lies down quietly in an empty universe.
Acceptance rises up to meet the God who fills that universe with purpose and destiny.
Resignation says, "I can't."
Acceptance says, "God can."
Resignation paralyzes the life process.
Acceptance releases the process for its greatest creativity.
Resignation says, "It's all over for me."
Acceptance asks, "Now that I'm here, what's next, Lord?"
Resignation says, "What a waste."
Acceptance asks, "In what redemptive way will you use this mess, Lord?"
Resignation says, "I am alone."
Acceptance says, "I belong to you, O God."