Your deep thought for the day

Friday, December 22, 2006
We are most surely creatures who reject discomfort for comfort. We don"t like living in uncomfortable ways or with people or situations that cause us stress or discomfort. Far easier to dispatch them, or the teacher we sit under, or the boss we detest.

There are things of God and humanity we can learn in those situations that we cannot learn anyplace else on the face of the earth. Instead of fleeing the discomfort perhaps we need to move towards it. To help identify it and name it gives us greater clarity into the situation, and often into our own hearts.

Then to give the situation over to the one who is able to make old things new, and dead things come back to life. To give Him room to redeem the relationship even if it"s only in us he works because that is his only available canvas.

There are riches to be enjoyed if only we would reject the easy, most comfortable way out. And instead choose the deeper, more difficult paths of life.

1 comment

  1. "Instead of fleeing the discomfort perhaps we need to move towards it."

    Is that what James meant when he said, "When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, dont resent them as intruders, BUT WELCOME THEM AS FRIENDS! Realize that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance."

    I'll have to admit that in cases like this, the fewer friends I have the better I like it! But maybe that's why it's taking so long for endurance to be developed in my life.

    It's an interesting thought!


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