Before you make too many excuses based on your having gotten a poor start in life consider the study made by Victor and Mildred Goertzel. They studied the backgrounds of hundreds of highly successful people. Three out of four had a troubled childhood! One fourth of them had some physical handicap. The fact is that no one grew up in a perfect home, and no one has a perfect body or perfect mind. Read the list of kings in the Old Testament and see how many overcame spiritual disadvantages. How often it is said that "he walked not in the ways of his father!"