DON’T RUN FROM YOUR TRIALS
TRUE STORY: Personally speaking, I am guilty of avoiding everything that challenges my nonchalant persona or makes me the slightest bit uncomfortable. So much so, that it feels as though I have made a semi-career out of shying away from things that are outside of my comfort zone. I prefer to stick to what I’m familiar with and to avoid the known unknowns. A rationalizer would say that it make sense to avoid things that you are uncomfortable with, but a realist knows that avoidance is a problem within itself. Life is demanding and facing its challenges is a part of the demand. It is not always easy, but what is that’s worth having? Obstacles are necessary in order for us to mature mentally, develop endurance, perseverance, patience, or any other internal quality requiring development. Those things are developed through our trials and tests. Although it is second nature to attempt to avoid what you may not be up for dealing with, you must understand that avoiding is not always the best option and will not always be an option. One day you will be forced to hit the seemingly confused squirrel that runs into the street in order to stay on the road and preserve your own life. In other words, some things cannot be avoided, they’re just necessary. In the same way, sometimes the only way out is through. Face your challenges. Not being able to accomplish them all is better than never attempting to.
Topic is courtesy of : October 22, 2012- Weekly Wisdom from Christ Notes
Related Scriptures: Psalm 34:1; James 1:2-4
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