Practicing Discomfort

“God I trust You. And I know you want my best. But I know that Your best is not easy and most often it is painful…that frightens me.”

A friend posted this quote on Facebook. Im so glad he did, because I have been trying for a while now to put this sentiment into words.

Have you ever been frightened by the path down which God leads you?

It is natural to desire the path of lease resistance, the easy way which will cause you little effort to endure. It is not so natural however to deliberately choose to practice discomfort.

By actively choosing to put yourself in difficult circumstances, you are helping to prepare yourself for those times which you will inevitably experience.

God knows that what is best for us is not necessarily the things which come easily. The best things in our lives are those for which we have had to work, strive and sacrifice.

The next time you are faced with an uncomfortable situation remember that God is molding and preparing you for your future. He is always working things for your good and is not thwarted by your complaints. He loves you too much to allow you to always take the easy road.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4


One thought on “Practicing Discomfort

  1. debeesonblog says:

    Oh, Kina, I’m going to read this again in the morning, at noon and tomorrow night… because I don’t want to. Yup.

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